Patient Handling

This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe patient handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given appropriate training. Safe patient handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the patient.

What Will You Learn?

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely
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This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe patient handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given appropriate training. Safe patient handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the patient.

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Legislation
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Potential harm through incorrect patient handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Patient handling aids and techniques
  • Normal patient movement

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Recognize a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely

Personnel who will be involved in the safe lifting of others.
 

This course is classroom based; it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

While pens and paper will be supplied, participants are free to bring their own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.

“The main concern with manual handling activity is the increased risk of injury due to wear and tear on the back, especially on the lumbar intervertebral discs, (Grandjean 2000). Back injuries can be painful and reduce one’s mobility and can lead to long absences from work and in modern times are among the main causes of early disability.”

https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Occupational_Health/Guidance_Manual_Handling.pdf

Further to this, The Manual Handling of People can lead to injury for the Staff Member and the Patient

What else can we help you to mitigate Patient Handling and People Moving Risk in the Workplace:

– Develop a People Moving policy
– Risk Assess People Moving activity in the workplace and implement controls
– Provide Training
– Assess Workplace Ergonomics and supports for Patients