Patient Handling Course
This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007. The first module of this course is the standard Manual Handling course.
Practical Assessment - Face to Face
For Employees to be Certified for this course they must pass a Practical Assessment. Our Certified Assessor can conduct this Practical Assessment in person. There is an additional fee per Practical Assessment.
What you'll learn
What is the current legislation
Anatomy and Bio-mechanics
Principles of Manual Handling and the TILE system
How to lift correctly and Lifting Techniques
Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
How to conduct a manual handling risk assessment
Module 2: How to handle and move patients safely
This course covers
Manual Handling Basics
- What is Manual Handling
- Manual Handling Injuries
- Employer and Employee Duties
Injuries and Fitness
- Common injuries
- What is fitness
Manual Handling Techniques
- Mechanics of movement
- The 8 Steps of lifting
- Lifting from low levels
- Lifting from a height
- Pushing and Pulling
Ergonomics and Bio-mechanics
- Ergonomics and the spinal column
- Musculoskeletal System
- Secondary liability
- What is a Risk Assessment
- Risk Factors
- Principles of Manual Handling
- Risk Assessments – TILE
- Bed height
- Lifting / Lowering Bed rails
- Pushing beds
- Evaluating and preparing your patient
- Weight shift for power
- Sitting the patient up in bed
- Rolling a patient
- Inserting full slide sheets
- Assisting a patient from lying to sitting
- Sitting to standing
- Walking a patient
- Using a standing device
- How to lift a fallen patient
- Using a hoist
Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.
This course covers and complies with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.
Course and Assessment must be completed every 2 years as per industry best practice.
All Courses in this Program
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