Mangar Health at The OT Show 2016

Last week the Mangar Health team exhibited at The OT Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

The OT Show is the UK’s largest education and trade event for occupational therapists and with over 4,500 OT’s attending every year, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with some of our existing customers as well as meet some new friendly faces.

The OT Show

The Mangar Health Stand

Lauren, Daniel and Peter – our Area Representatives – were at hand for the two days, handing out cupcakes and demonstrating both new and existing Mangar products to professionals. The exhibition stand featured the Camel, ELK, Bathing Cushion and the new Ekamove – an automated patient turning device that helps prevent and treat pressure wounds.

The OT Show also saw the launch of our newly designed exhibition stand, complete with a profiling bed and a fully equipped bath to help demonstrate the Ekamove and Bathing Cushion. We received a lot of comments on how impressive our stand looked and how valuable it was to be able to experience the products in real life situations.

Mangar at the OT Show

Speaker Session with Melanie Sturnam

There were several different speakers and CPD training sessions taking place across the two days, one of which was hosted by Melanie Sturnam, the Moving and Handling Consultant for Norfolk County Council, speaking on behalf of Mangar Health.

The session focused on Dignified Moving and Handling for People Living with Dementia and covered some important points.

Melanie started by going through a number of different considerations you should take into account when someone living with dementia has fallen, including:

  • Do they need to be moved immediately?
  • Are they compliant and cooperative?
  • Do they have hearing or vision problems?
  • Are there are any language barriers?
  • Where did they fall?
  • Are there any obstacles in the way?
  • Are they hurt or do they need medical attention?
  • Does the patient have upper body strength?

She then went on to discuss the different levels of experience people that may need to carry out dignified moving and handling may have, using a scale of 1-5. These levels were then used alongside the considerations above to advise what manual handling techniques could be used in a variety of different situations. This included the One Chair Lifting Technique, the Two Chair Lifting Technique, the Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion, the Mangar Camel Lifting Cushion and Hoists.

It was great to have attended the OT Show again this year, performing lots of product demonstrations and receiving very positive feedback. If you came to see us and would like to discuss the day in more detail; or if you didn’t attend and you would like more information on our products, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can do this by calling our sales team on 0800 2800 485 or by emailing sales@mangar.co.uk.



  • December 02, 2016
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