This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to manual handling within the healthcare industry, such as spinal structure and function, ergonomics and controversial techniques. The course will take approximately one hour to complete, and at the end of the training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.
Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.
Spinal mechanics and function
Importance of back care and posture, risk factors for back pain
Current relevant legislation and professional guidelines where relevant
Safe management of inanimate loads
Handling strategies for clients with impaired mobility
Dealing with unpredictable occurrences
Use of equipment
Assessment of risks addressing: – tasks (including unexpected) – the limits of individuals capability (their own and that of others) – loads (both inanimate and human) – environment and the importance of good housekeeping
Importance of ergonomic approach
Principles of normal human movement and promotion of client independence
Practical Assessment of Skills:
Introduction to Manual Handling Theory
Practical Element Covering:
Pushing a Load
Pulling a Load
Sitting at a desk
Moving client forward in a chair
Moving client back in a chair
Sitting to standing from chair
Sitting to standing from edge of bed
Standing to sitting on chair
Standing to sitting on edge of bed
Assisted walking inc with patient handling belt
The falling patient
Raising the fallen patient
Turning in bed
Getting in and out of bed
Fitting and removing flat slide sheets
Fitting and removing tubular sheets
Sliding the supine client up/down the bed
Sliding the seated client up/down bed
Sitting a client from lying
Sitting client up and onto edge of bed
Assisting client to lie down from sitting on edge of bed
Correct posture whilst feeding patient
Correct posture whilst examining patient
Standing transfer bed to chair/chair to bed
Seated transfer from bed to chair/ chair to bed
Transfer from chair to chair/commode
Fitting a sling with client in bed
Fitting sling in bed using slide sheets
Fitting a sling with client in chair
Fitting sling in chair with slide sheets
Hoisting from bed to chair Hoisting from chair to bed
Hoisting client from floor
Use of stand-aid
Define the term ‘Manual Handling’.
To raise awareness of the causative factors and types of musculoskeletal injuries (particularly back injuries), and how such an injury can affect the individual, the employer and society.
To provide basic information relating to prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.
To provide an awareness of current Health and Safety legislation which relates to manual handling and its implementation in the workplace.
To introduce the subject of ergonomics and risk assessment.
The importance of good communication in Safer Handling
Discuss unsafe practices and identify rationale behind these
To Demonstrate Safe Handling Techniques