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Patient Moving & Handling

Patient-Moving-&-Handling

The programme will enable learners to deliver Patient Handling. It will ensure competency in the preparation of Patient Handling assessments. 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 1993 and 2007.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the training course participants should be able to:

Briefly explain the manual handling duties of the employer and employees

Explain briefly 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

Part 2

The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment

Musculoskeletal System

Biomechanics and Mechanism of Injury

Flexibility

Ergonomics and Risk Assessment

Basic Principles of Lifting

Log Roll

Sitting Patient up in Bed

Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets

Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets

Sitting Patient to edge of a bed

Standing patient

Transferring patient from bed to chair

The falling patient

Correct use of Hoist / Slings / Walk-Transfer Belt

TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

The training involves classroom tuition and practical demonstrations.

Where ever possible demonstrations will involve a workplace setting or replication of typical work activities

ASSESSMENT:

In skills demonstrations, candidates will be observed carrying

out the following practical tasks:

Lifting or moving a sample load from point A to point B and verbalising the procedure

The theory based examination assesses the candidate’s ability to recall and apply

theory and understanding requiring responses to multi-choice answer questions

The questions may be answered in different media such as in writing or orally

COURSE DURATION

This is a full day programme.

HOW MANY WILL BE IN THE CLASS?

To ensure maximum participation and to enable each student gain the most out of the day, we are adopting the ratio of a maximum of 10 students per course.

WHAT CERTIFICATION WILL I RECEIVE?

Sucessful students will receive Amber Fire certificates.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE BEFORE THE COURSE?

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