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
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:
Recognise 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
This Course is Designed For:
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.
What to Bring to the Course:
While pens and paper will be supplied, participants are free to bring their own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.
Duration of the Course:
A maximum of 10 per course
Upon successful completion of this course participant will receive a certificate of attendance.
Patient Handling courses run every Friday in Dublin. View Dates