Aidacare Adelaide – The Science of Assistive Technology for Pressure Care

The Science of Assistive Technology for Pressure Care

A comprehensive theoretical and practical training session providing a foundation of knowledge to any Healthcare Professionals / Therapists wishing to improve the successful utilisation of Assistive Technology Solutions for pressure care.

  • $25 with Morning Tea and Lunch supplied
  • Kindly hosted at Lakes Resort Hotel by Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Adelaide

Theoretical concepts to be covered:

  • The Human Body and the effect of Pressure, shear and risk factors
  • The effect of lying and sitting on skin and tissue
  • Introduction to Pressure Injury
  • Pressure Risk Assessment
  • Best Practice, evidence and Management Guidelines
  • The Science of Reducing Pressure Risk
  • The technology of Prevention and therapeutic product application
  • The data required to compare high quality AT objectively

Practical Workshops:

Attendees will rotate through each specialised 40 minute workshop. This format allows for smaller groups maximising the ability for the sessions to be individualised, interactive and practical.

– Assessing for appropriate Pressure Care Surfaces

– Static mattress requirements, Mattress Inspections and Audits

– Alternating versus Hybrid Mattress Technology

– The effect of positioning in Pressure Reducing Seating Solutions


  • 9:00am Registration
  • 9:15am Theoretical Foundation of Pressure Injury Prevention
  • 10:30am Morning Tea
  • 10:50am Introduction to Pressure Care Assistive Technology
  • 11:10am Workshop 1
  • 11:50am Workshop 2
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:50pm Workshop 3
  • 1:30pm Workshop 4
  • 2:10pm Final Summary
  • 2:30pm Conclusion with option to remain for Q&A


Aidacare and all host venues operate our APT training as a Covid Safe Event.

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