Menu

Patient Moving and Handling 

Course Aim:

 

To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required for safe patient handling.
 
Course Content:
 
  • Legislation

 

  • Anatomy

 

  • Risk Assessment

  

  • Control Measures

 

  • Principles of Safe Lifting

 

  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling

 

  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling and Team Work

 

  • Use of Hoists and Lifting Equipment
 
 
On completion of this course learners will be able to:
 
  • explain their legal rights and responsibilities.

 

  • explain how the musclo-skeletal system can get injured.

 

  • identify risk factors associated with patient handling.

 

  • apply the principles of safe lifting to inanimate objects.

 

  • apply the principles of safe lifting to animate objects.

 

  • handle patients safely.
 
 
Course Duration is 1 day/8 hrs.
 
 
 
Certification:
 
Participants will receive a Patient Handling certificate valid for 2 years.