Patient Handling

Patient Handling

Course Aim
To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required for safe patient handling.

Course Objectives:

  • On completion of this course learners will be able to:
  • Explain their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Explain how the musclo-skeletal system can get injured
  • Identify risk factors associated with patient handling
  • Apply the principles of safe lifting to inanimate objects
  • Apply the principles of safe lifting to animate objects
  • Handle patients safely

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures
  • Principles of Safe lifting
  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling
  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling and Team work
  • Use of hoists and Lifting Equipment

Instructor
QQI Level 6

Certification
Participants will receive a Patient Handling certificate valid for 2 years.

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