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Our 1-day Patient Moving and Handling course teaches the skills to handle and move patients safely and securely for healthcare providers. Nursing staff, healthcare workers and carers are involved in moving and handling patients daily. They can be easily injured if incorrect equipment or methods are used to aid the moving and handling of patients. This one-day programme is designed to train participants how to handle and move patients with the use of certain equipment. As well, the best methods and techniques for using this equipment is shown, is such a way it is safe for themselves and their patients.
Anyone who is handling or moving patients during their working day.
On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
Implication of the Legislation and Safety Statement
Anatomy and Basics of the Musculoskeletal System
Good Back care and Fitness
Basic Principles of Safer Handling
The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by a demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.
Each participant will be continuously assessed on their practical Patient moving and handling techniques. A certificate of attendance is issued at completion and is valid for 3 years.