Patient Handling

Patient Handling

Suitable for healthcare professionals who routinely move patients, this course provides an opportunity to practice in a safe environment and covers the principles of manual handling.

Delegates will gain a basic knowledge of the relevant legislation and professional guidance, use risk assessment to reduce risk of harm and identify the most appropriate handling techniques and equipment.

Duration – Full day introduction or half day update *

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Learning Objectives: On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • describe the principles of manual handling
  • refer to the relevant legislation, policies and professional guidance
  • be able to use an ergonomic approach to risk assessment to reduce risk of harm to self and others
  • communicate a basic knowledge of anatomy & spinal awareness
  • identify the most appropriate handling techniques and equipment for a particular task
  • discuss controversial practice
  • practice in a safe environment

Learning outcomes – will be achieved through practical supervised demonstration and questions throughout the session

Location – Training can be delivered on-site at your venue

* The half day option assumes prior attendance at the full course