Innovation Award finalist: Diane Hindson

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Innovations in your Specialty Award finalist: Diane Hindson

Back care adviser, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Diane has created an innovative slide sheet device ensuring patients are safe when they are moved and staff avoid injury. There are many slide sheets available for moving patients in their beds, but evidence suggests that the type, number and size required, as well as the positioning and way that they are used, is confusing for their carers. This means that the task may not be performed correctly, which can damage the patients skin and cause musculoskeletal injuries to staff. Diane developed the ReDi Slide in response to this a one-size-fits-all solution enabling any patient to be easily and safely moved or repositioned.

Picture credit: Jim Varney

The Innovations in your Specialty Award is supported by Nursing Standard and sponsored by Liverpool Victoria.


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