People Moving and Handling
If you work in a health and social care setting, then it’s likely that you spend a significant amount of your time moving and handling residents and service users. Whether you’re using specialist equipment, such as hoists, or simply assisting a person move into or out of a wheelchair, it is essential that you understand how to carry out an ergonomic risk assessment to ensure the task is performed safely.
First Aid Aware instructors are Health care professionals who also hold a QQI Level 6 instructor qualification in People Moving and Handling.
This Moving and Handling People course will provide you with an introduction to safe manual handling practices so that you know how to carry out an individual risk assessment, use equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders and always keep your service users comfort and safety at the forefront
- Definition of Manual Handling
- Legal aspects of Manual Handling
- Structure and injury of the Spine
- Risk assessment
- Fitness and flexibility
- Principles of safer moving and handling.
The practical aspects of the course include:
- Inanimate Lifting
Lifting a load from:
- Floor to Floor
- Bench to Bench
- Bench to height
- Team handling
Patient Handling techniques can include:
- Log rolling
- Sitting patient up in bed
- Sitting Patient to edge of bed
- Standing patient
- Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
- Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
- Transferring patient from bed to chair using various methods
- The falling patient
- Trolley Transfers
- Use of hoists
Other techniques can be included and we can adapt the content of the patient handling (people moving) course to suit individual requirements.
Practical & Theory Assessments.
First Aid Aware Moving People Certificate valid for 3 years.
- Lectures 0
- Duration 7 Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 11