Safe Manual Handling (HCA’s & RGN’s)

Times & Dates:

Various

Cost: £70pp

What is covered?

The safe manual handling full day theory and practice is for all Qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants who work with people and use moving and handling equipment on a regular basis.

 

Course Content

Theory Element:

  • Relevant Health & ‘safety Law and local policy
  • Back facts, 
  • Anatomy and biomechanics
  • Principles of lifting
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Unsafe lifting practises

 

Practical Element:

  • Sit to stand
  • Walking – independent and supported and managing the fallen person
  • Stand aids
  • Hoist & sling checklist
  • Active hoist
  • Passive hoist
  • Profiling bed
  • Logrolling
  • Slide sheets and  in-bed systems

 

Course Duration

Full day