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Patient Moving & Handling Training

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This 1-day Patient Moving & Handling training is intended for healthcare personnel who as a part of their day to day work need to move patients. The course provides them with theoretical and practical skills to use lifting equipment in a competent and safe manner to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of the patients.
Who Should Attend?
Any worker in the healthcare industry who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients

Who is the course intended for?
This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 2007
1 Day (09:00 – 16:30)
Training methodology:
This is classroom based & instructor led training supplemented with the use of instructional DVDs and practical demonstrations of the equipment use.
Multiple Choice Questions Exam & practical demonstration of correct lifting techniques
On successful completion of this course participants will be issued with Amber Safety Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.

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Course Objectives

On the course completion participants should be able to:

  • Explain the manual handling duties of the employer and employees.
  • Describe the functions of the body parts involved in manual handling and how they can be injured.
  • List typical manual handling risks and injuries.
  • Explain how to personally risk assess typical manual handling tasks in their workplace.
  • Describe the components of task specific manual handling risk assessments in their workplace.
  • Describe the 8 principles used in manual handling techniques.
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques based on the 8 principles.
  • Move and handle patients safely with the use of relevant equipment

Course Programme

  • Current legislation and its application in a manual handling environment.
  • Musculoskeletal system.
  • Biomechanics and mechanism of injury.
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment.
  • Basic principles of lifting.
  • Log roll.
  • Sitting a patient up in bed.
  • Turning a patient in bed using sliding sheets.
  • Moving a patient up the bed using sliding sheets.
  • Sitting a patient to edge of a bed.
  • Standing patient.
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair.
  • The falling patient.
  • Correct use of hoist / slings.

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