Patient Moving & Handling Training
This intensive course is designed to provide trainees with the skills, knowledge and attitude to carry out basic Patient moving and handling techniques for a range of scenarios commonly found in caring environments.
The course is targeted at those required to carry out patient moving and handling techniques as part of a caring role.
This course is presented in English combined with the use of some visual aids and training props to clarify areas being discussed. As such a reasonable standard of oral and written English comprehension is required. (Reasonable accommodation may be afforded to those whose first language is not English in the form of extra time to complete tests and additional explanation of physical skills where required)
Patient Moving & Handling Course Duration: 1 day (8 hours incl lunch) 9.00am to 5.00pm
Maximum number of candidates on the Patient Moving & Handling course: 8
Trainees are advised to dress in clothing that is suited to the physical nature of the activities being carried out. (eg: flat enclosed shoes, trousers, loose fitting clothing that allows freedom of movement)
Venue Requirements: A room of suitable size to accommodate the group being trained to allow freedom of movement during theory and execution of moves during practical sessions. (Complete with tables and chairs)
- Adequately lit, heated and ventilated
- Power sockets * 2 (220V)
- A wall surface suitable to display PowerPoints
- A suitably certified hoist and sling
- A suitably certified profiling bed & wheelchair
- Any equipment on which additional training is required. (Trainer to be advised of such requirements in advance of training day)
Patient Moving & Handling Course Outline;
- Unit 1: Patient Manual Handling Legislation – Relevant parts of the SHWWA 2005 and Gen Apps 2007
- Unit 2: Anatomy – Relevant components of the body explored to develop an understanding of the mechanisms through which injury occurs
- Unit 3: Personal Back Care – How forces generated by everyday patient moving & handling activities can affect the body
- Unit 4: Exercise and Nutrition – Stresses the importance of appropriate exercise and nutrition in carrying out patient moving and handling tasks and maintaining a healthy body
- Unit 5: Risk assessment and Ergonomics – Personal risk assessment technique for patient moving and handling
- Unit 6: Mechanical Equipment – Evaluation of the pros and cons of various mechanical aids used in manual / patient moving and handling
- Unit 7: Lifting Safely – Explanation and application of the principles of safe manual handling and safe patient moving & handling
The above will be followed by a brief overview and discussion of the importance of promoting client independence and effective communication between patient moving handlers and clients in people handling.