Harding Medical Atlantic Education Series


Harding Medical Atlantic Education SeriesHalifax, Nova Scotia - September 14, 2017
Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street (at Quinpool)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Come out and attend this free full-day workshop, including lunch and nutritional breaks, presented by Harding Medical. The Harding Medical Atlantic Education Series in Halifax features four educational sessions:

Beds & Therapeutic Support Surfaces

Presented by Jacques Deschenes, inf./R.N. Therapeutic Surface Specialist - Permobil Canada

This three part session will allow you to:
  • know the main features to be considered during the acquisition of a bed
  • understand the principles behind the selection of a Therapeutic Support Surface
  • discover the unique products of Permobil Canada

Skin Care & Incontinence - Guide to Incontinence Care

Presented by Vicki Balcom, Regional Sales Director/Atlantic, Essity - Health & Medical Solutions, and
Kristin Burns, Skin and Wound Care Sales Representative - 3M Canada

In this two part session, attendees will learn the various types of incontinence, odour management, double padding, night time restorative care, risk factors for perineal skin, and the technology behind the TENA Brand of incontinence care products. The second part deals with the challenges of incontinence and associated Dermatitis (IAD) and best practice principles for IAD, including risk factors, prevention and management strategies, along with prevention management strategies for other types of skin damage.

Rehabilitation - Power Trip

Presented by Faye Copper, Occupational Therapist

There is a huge variety of powered mobility systems available today, but not all systems are created equal. This session will take you on a Power Trip where you will have an opportunity to explore the differences in power mobility systems in terms of how they are designed to make their use in specific environments and with specific populations in mind.

Conductive Education

Presented by Beth Lynch, BA (Hons) Conductive Education, QCS - Lead Conductor, March of Dimes Canada and Leona Burkey, ED - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia

Conductive Education (CE) is a program that combines physical rehabilitation and education to help children and adults with neurological motor disorders or who have had a stroke or brain injury. Conductive Education works on the brain to change the body. Participants are taught skills and techniques to help them overcome the challenges of their disability - they learn how to apply these strategies to their everyday life, becoming more independent. 

In this two part session, attendees will first learn how CE offers an alternative group setting approach to rehabilitation for people with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, and Acquired Brain Injury. Secondly, Leona Burkey will provide an overview of current issues in brain injury care, the emerging role of community-based therapies and hope for this underserved disaiblity group.


Ways to Register


Complete registration form and scan or fax to Janice Edwards at:
Fax: 506-855-5113

Registration deadline is Friday, September 8, 2017

We look forward to seeing you there!

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