Patient Handling

Course Aim:

patient handlingThis course provides learners with information & instruction on safe patient handling techniques which, if used correctly, may help prevent a back injury.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the Patient Handling course, learners will;

  • Be aware of health & safety legislation
  • Understand the basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system & how it works
  • Understand the practical techniques used to safely move or handle patients safely

Course Programme:

  • Rolling the patient in bed - Sitting up
  • Moving the patient around the bed using slide sheets
  • Sitting the patient on the side of the bed - Sitting to standing
  • Moving the patient from the bed to a chair - Walking the patient
  • Movement of patient from bed to a trolley
  • Use of hoist

Training Methods:

Classroom based presentation with a practical demonstration & practice by learners

Who Should Attend?

All staff or individuals in the healthcare sector or those who care for elderly patients or family members who may need assistance

Assessment & Certification:

To receive certification for patient handling, all learners must successfully complete both the theory & practical components of the course.

Additional Information:

  • Maximum of 12 learners
  • 1 Day
  • Certificate of Competence will be issued to all learners who successfully complete & pass this course
  • Price on application. We can also offer group discounts.