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Manual Handling – Patient Moving

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Manual Handling – Patient Moving

Our Patient Moving and Handling course (1 day) is designed for healthcare workers who require training in safely moving and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007.

General Aims:

The course is designed to develop the participant’s knowledge and application of manual handling and patient lifting and enable them upon completion of the course to adopt best practice manual handling techniques while carrying out their duties.

Method of Delivery:

The course will utilize both theory and practical learning which will encourage learner participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.

Course Overview

Theory:
The law and its application to the manual handling environment
Muscular-skeletal system
Biomechanics and mechanism of injury
Flexibility
Ergonomics and risk assessment
Basic principles of lifting
Use of hoists
Practical Application:
Inanimate Lifting
Patient Moving & Handling: includes

Log rolling
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 bed
Standing patient
Transferring patient from bed to chair
The falling patient
Correct use of hoist / slings
The course is delivered when and where you want it and individuals and groups are welcome to our training facility in Broombridge, Dublin