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Workshop: Support Surface Selection - 16 September 2021

Unicare Health

Unicare Health Workshop : Support Surface Selection

Unicare Health would like to invite all involved in mattress choice for pressure injury management in hospitals, aged care, disability and community settings to join us at this workshop exploring extensive product range and clinical applications. 

This workshop will

  • Discuss the Clinical Application of Support Surface Features
  • Mattress criteria essential for effective pressure injury management, comfort and sleep promotion
  • Compare and Contrast the features and benefits of foam, air, dry flotation mattress systems
  • Highlight the latest technological advances in mattress support surfaces that promote optimal wound and skin care, reduced manual handling, improved infection control, user comfort & safety and ease staff care requirements to achieve better wellness and health outcomes



View previous sessions related to Support Surfaces on our blog:


This workshop is appropriate for clinicians responsible for mattress selection related to specific client need (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Nursing Staff), Community Care Co-ordinators and Purchasing Personnel.


Annette Terranova, Clinical Educator and Trainer - Unicare Health

Annette Terranova is an occupational therapist and trainer with over 30 years experience working in healthcare. Annette has worked extensively as a clinician and consultant within the aged care sector and more recently as Clinical Educator and Trainer for Unicare Health . Her passion surrounds pressure management, manual handling and seating, leading to her participation in National and International Conferences and Events to keep abreast of the latest developments in these areas.

Annette has significant experience in prescribing products to facilitate safe and effective manual handling, seating and positioning, falls prevention, dementia care, mobility and pressure injury prevention, and has assisted hundreds of other therapists with education in these areas and prescribing the optimal equipment solution for specific needs.


Date : Thursday, 16 September 2021

Time : 9am to 1pm

Venue : Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley (map)

You may claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours from attending this seminar. 


Event enquiries to:

Pearl 1800 656 654

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#stopthepressure is an initiative driven by Unicare Health to stop pressure injuries from developing through the education of effective prevention and management techniques