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Moving & Handling People

Moving & Handling People

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This online training programme is sold on a 12-month subscription basis. Extra training credits can be purchased if necessary if you use up all your credits before the 12 month period is over.

This Moving and Handling People course is designed to help you identify and understand the risks of moving patients or elderly residents, as well as teach you the best ways to move people safely. Poor moving and handling technique accounts for around 7000 injuries reported within the health services and social care each year, so having the correct training is critical to ensure nurses, carers and staff exercise best practice and carry out their work safely.

This programme will help you to recognise where lifting and moving could be hazardous and shows you the correct steps to lift and move safely. It looks at the person you are helping and what you can do to make sure you've thought of everything before you lift or move them. This kind of health and safety training for moving people ultimately aims to reduce the chance of injury when moving people in your care.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

Complete this course online in just 50 minutes

Understand your legal requirement to be correctly trained in moving and handling techniques

Demonstrate an awareness of the risks associated with moving people, and where a risk assessment is needed

Learn twenty of the most common types of lifts and moves (including using slidesheets, transfer boards and slings)

Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available


Moving and Handling People Course Contents

1. You and Your Back In this section we look at how your back works and how easy it is to damage it.We look at good posture and balance and explain how slipped discs and back pain are caused. Knowing how intricate and perfectly designed your back is and exactly how the damage from poor posture and poor lifting technique builds up over time, will help you to undertand how simple adjustments NOW will help avoid problems in years to come.

2. Preparing to Lift Before lifting or moving someone you need to plan ahead.Think about the person, think about yourself, think about what's going on around you. It's the same for any task where you are moving anything, but lifting and moving a person is more complex and requires more thought and consideration. In this section we're looking at what there is to help you, from individual care plans, risk assessments, and specialist equipment through to planning ahead and clear communication.

3. Moving and Lifting This section uses step-by-step guidance to explain how to perform twenty of the most common lifts and moves, such as helping someone to stand from sitting, helping someone who has fallen, rolling someone in bed and helping someone move from a bed to a wheelchair. Clear instruction shows you how to maintain good posture during the lifts and moves. The section includes moves and lifts using slidesheets, transfer boards and turntables, slings and hoists and covers the pre-use checks that should be done when using slings and hoists.

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