Ergonomics and New Ways of Work in the Field of Aged Care at Home

26th – 27th of April 2017
Scandic Park Hotel, Helsinki, Finland

For:

  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Management of the home care work
  • Occupational health and safety personnel

About this course

actively support workers’ wellbeing and safety at work, and also motivate them to provide good quality of care

Further develop the work processes (digitalization, healthy working hours, technology, tools, assistive devices) and render the field attractive also to young people.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200

Accommodation

26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to reception@hanaholmen.fi using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

  • to review and understand, from a work management and safety point of view, the specific features of the work provided in elderly people’s homes.
  • to offer ergonomic knowledge, tools and models to improve the workers’ well-being, safety and quality of work
  • to develop ways to enhance both workers’ well-being and the safety management of the care work provided in elderly people’s homes.

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.


Subject background

Our societies are facing the challenge how to organize elderly care services. The aim is to let people live in their own homes as long as possible. The functional ability decreases with age while the need for assistance is growing. This increases the demand for health care personnel to efficiently work in private homes. While responding to this demand the health care personnel have to apply new ways of work and confront many ergonomic challenges what the private home as a work place pose.

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and health care sectors. There are several physical risk factors, f. ex. 82 % of back injures happen during manual patient handling tasks. The musculoskeletal disorders cause over one third of the sick leaves and are the most import reason for early disability allowance. Shortage in nursing personnel is a problem in all western countries and it is expected to worsen. At the same time the need for nursing care is increasing because our societies are rapidly aging.

Thus, it is important to:

  • actively support workers’ wellbeing and safety at work, and also motivate them to provide good quality of care
  • further develop the work processes (digitalization, healthy working hours, technology, tools, assistive devices) and render the field attractive also to young people.

Course leader

Kristiina Hellstén


Course lecturers

Annette Kamp

Harri Lindholm

Harriet Finne-Soveri

Johanna Krappe

Kirsi Kiviniemi

Leena Tamminen

  • PhD OH ergonomist, researcher , Turku, Finland

Mari Kangasniemi

Suvi Nenonen

Ursula Hyrkkänen

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