Postural care from cradle to grave
About this event
This 2-3 day CPD certified course comprises of:
- Pre-recorded training sessions (6-8.5hrs depending on modules accessed)
- Independent learning workbook
- Interactive on-line question forum through Padlet
- Live on-line discussion with trainers Rachel Wright and Sarah Clayton
Using pre-recorded training, interactive on-line content (through Padlet), self-directed learning and a live event, this comprehensive training keeps delegates interested, engaged and learning new ways to bring excellence to their postural care provision.
Four weeks before the live event, you will be sent a link to a password protected webpage with all the information you need to complete the course.
People with complex needs, deserve a thorough, co-ordinated postural care service. We only get one body and yet people with complex disabilities don’t always get the ‘annual service’ afforded the equipment they use.
Posture Positive report 2020 found training is a key aspect to developing resilient and robust 24-hour postural care for people with complex needs. The Postural Care C2G course is a dynamic, engaging and evidence based, CPD certified 2-3 day course (depending on the modules you complete) providing exemplary postural care for people of all ages who have limited movement.
Every person with complex needs requires a comprehensive postural care service delivered in a personalised way.
The course is suitable for all those working in health, SEN and social care. In particular specialist physiotherapists, specialist occupational therapists and other highly trained healthcare professionals whether in education, social or healthcare.
This course covers:
- Why is postural care such a big deal?
- What is 24-hour postural care?
- Identification of need
- Predictable changes to body shape
- Preventing, protecting and reversing body shape distortion
- Postural care in the real world with real people
- Special considerations for all stages of life
- Monitoring and evaluating outcomes
- Co-production in developing personalised postural care
You can focus on one specific age group or take a general approach allowing you to adapt the course to meet your own learning objectives.
Live discussion events with the trainers are available for the specific ages that the course covers:
- 10.30am – 11.30am 0-3 years
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm Children in education
- 1.30pm – 2.30pm Adults
- 3.00pm – 4.00pm Older people and palliative care
Choosing one age bracket gives 2 days CPD although by completing the work for all age brackets, you can gain up to 3 days CPD accreditation. The cost of the course is the same. The aim is for all delegates to be equipped with the knowledge needed to deliver an outstanding, person-centred, postural care service.
On successful completion of the course, all delegates will gain access to bespoke training materials designed by parents for parents of people with complex needs. This includes ongoing trainer support for local therapists hosting the workshops, pre-recorded training videos, workbook and designated webpage.
We only use real feedback and this is a brand new course – so we will let you know what people think as soon as they have told us.
Rachel is author of The Skies I’m Under, finalist 2020 RCN Nursing Awards, trainer, qualified nurse and unqualified mum of three sons; one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Occasionally she ties on her trainers and runs in a vague attempt to counteract her love for Salt ‘n Vinegar crisps, hummus and all things carbohydrate.
Sarah is passionate about all things postural care. Sounds dull but it turns out that her passion translates into highly contagious enthusiasm. She has developed a range of accredited training courses accessible to health, social care and education practitioners. Sarah has four children, works full-time and can regularly be found wearing her jumper inside out.