Ethos Webinars

Ethos Webinar Programme

In collaboration with OTAC, Direct Healthcare Group’s National Patient Handling Adviser, Mark Ripley, will be presenting Ethos webinars to continue supporting and providing moving and handling guidance for healthcare professionals.

If you are unable to attend or have a moving and handling enquiry, we can arrange an EthosGPS assessment or training via video or phone call with your local RoSPA Moving and Handling level 4 professional, certified by A1 Risk Solutions.

Ethos Webinar Programme:

The Theory of Specialist Seating  – Wednesday 26th August, 1pm

Presented by Mark Ripley and Ellie Burcher, OT Ambassador for Kirton Specialist Seating, this webinar considers why correct specialist seating provision is important in supporting a client’s needs. This will include considering pressure damage in seating, normal seated position and postural changes.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Completing a Seating Assessment  – Wednesday 9th September, 1pm

Presented by Mark Ripley and Ellie Burcher, OT Ambassador for Kirton Specialist Seating, his webinar exanines the factors to consider when identifying the correct seating for your client. This will involve considering the clients medical needs, transfer methods, pressure requirements and the accessories needed for different postural issues.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Sling Application – Tips & Techniques – Wednesday 16th September, 1pm

This webinar focuses on the often-difficult challenge surrounding the application and assessment of slings. With an emphasis on best practice, this webinar explores the variety of solutions for sling application whilst seated, aiming to reduce the effort required to complete the task and ensure client comfort and dignity.

To register for this webinar, please click here

Small Changes, Big Impact – Wednesday 23rd September, 1pm

Those attending this webinar will gain an understanding of how small changes in our approach to moving and handling challenges faced by those providing and receiving care can have a positive impact, leading to a more enabling approach by working within an individual’s own capabilities and maximising their potential.

To register for this webinar, please click here

“Great content on the webinars! I think your response to the pandemic has been exemplary, and have shared the information with my team. I will be tuning in to the upcoming webinars. Thank you.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend?

To attend a webinar, you will need to register to reserve your space via the registration links above. Maximum capacity for each webinar is 500, therefore we advise to register your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will also need to have access to Zoom on your PC or mobile phone and create an account. Creating an account is simple and takes 2 minutes.

How long do the webinars last?

The webinars last approximately 30-45 minutes with additional time at the end for Q&A.

How do I ask a question?

If you have any particular question ahead of the seminar – please email [email protected] and we will answer your question during the webinar. If we are unable to answer all questions received due to demand, we will post the Q&A’s relative to that particular webinar here on our website.

Will I receive a certificate for inclusion within my professional portfolio?

All registrants who are present during the webinar will receive a ‘Certificate of attendance’ from their local Handicare Business Development Manager.

How much does the EthosGPS service cost?

Where Handicare moving and handling equipment has been prescribed and is being utilised the EthosGPS is provided free of charge. In lieu of face-to-face Ethos CPD training, we are pleased to offer the EthosGPS webinars free of charge for healthcare professionals.

Are you still holding Ethos Skills Workshops?

Your local Business Development Manager will be happy to provide 1:1 video call to hold a certificated Skills Workshop on a specific piece of moving and handling equipment, similarly they will be able to assist with any moving and handling enquiries that you may have.

Questions & Answers from previous webinars:

Thursday 16th April, 1pm – An introduction to EthosGPS – the remote assessment and training service. To view the Q&A from this webinar, click here.

Thursday 23rd April, 1pm – EthosGPS sit-to-stand using the ReTurn7500i and ReTurnBelt

To view the Q&A from this webinar, click here.  To view the EthosGPS ReTurn7500i video click here

Thursday 30th April, 1pm – EthosGPS sit-to-stand using the QuickMove

To view the Q&A from this webinar, click here. To view the EthosGPS QuickMove video click here

Thursday 7th May, 1pm – EthosGPS sit-to-stand using the MiniLift125 and ThoraxSling

To view the Q&A from this webinar, click here.

Wednesday 13th May, 1pm – Introducing Ethos Wellbeing

To view the Q&A from this webinar, click here.