LSU representatives participated in the RENE project partners’ practical training at the University of Vic

The RENE project (Renewing Ergonomic Education for Health Care Students in European HEIs) is coming to an end. At the beginning of April, the project coordinator, the University of Applied Sciences in Turku (Finland), invited all participants to a coordination meeting at the University of Vic in Spain. Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) was represented by Dr. Vilma Dudonienė, Associate Professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, Anelė Gedmantaitė, PhD student, and Irena Čikotienė, Head of the International Relations Department.

The project involves 8 different institutions from 6 European countries (Finland, Estonia, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, and Lithuania). The aim of the project is to identify and develop recommendations and a practical guide for the safe repositioning of patients. This practical guide has already been developed.

All partners involved in the project received practical training on safe patient transfer techniques from Vic University lecturers, while the Finnish partners donated special non-slip socks for use during certain transfer techniques. The training of the project participants will be continued during the next meeting of the project partners in June in Slovenia.

During the meeting in Spain, further plans were discussed to publicize the Ergonomics module.

We took a closer look at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Vic, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We were particularly impressed by the facilities, classrooms, and research opportunities for the Physiotherapy programme.

In the near future, LSU students will be able to go to Vic University to study or practice under the Erasmus+ exchange programme. During the meeting, representatives of LSU and Vic University discussed the possibilities of cooperation and the signing of an agreement.

Information from the International Relations Division