This Patient Manual Handling Training Course provides nurses & care staff the skills to undertake the safe handling of patients which will enable them to avoid lifting and keep both the patient safe as well as themselves.
To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, SHW at Work (General App) Regulations 2007, Part 2 Workplace and Work Equipment, Chapter 4 “Manual Handling of Loads” and Amendment Regulations 2007.
engaged in Patient Manual Handling must be given training in safe manual
techniques. This manual handling training course will show your staff
how to carry out manual handling
tasks correctly, avoid lifting and therefore avoid back injuries. By
training your staff how
to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal
requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling
one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. This
course is Fetac Accredited and complies with HSA requirements.
The patient manual handling training course is designed to develop the students 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. This course will ensure that participants have knowledge of the statutory regulations and the practical skills in safe moving and handling techniques.
The course will utilise both theory and practical learning which will encourage student participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.
Legislation, specific to Patient Moving and Manual Handling.
Risk Assessment Principals applied to patients
Assessing the Task, Individual, Load and Environment
Moving independent patients
Moving patients requiring aid
Moving dependent patients
How to deal with the fallen/falling patient
Use of Sliding sheets
Patient Moving Aids
Mechanical Aids including wheelchair Push & Pull
Demonstration in the use of a Hoist
All staff engaged in patient manual handling during their working day
There will be both a short theory and practical demonstration required in order to successfully complete the patient manual handling course and receive certification.
A certificate of attendance is awarded by Excel Safety Services and is fully recognised by the HSA (Health & Safety Authority).
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