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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

QQI Level 6

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

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Absolutely amazing Course & The tutors Mary & Jane are fantastic. Worthwhile making a step forward to becoming a Healthcare Assistant with superb team & with Ina Mc Crumlish she will get you to where you want to go. 100% Support all the Way! Grateful & thankful for all they done for me!

Joanne Grendon


Great enjoyable course, tutors very helpful! Everything explained so well!

Mandy Kelly


If you're thinking of going into healthcare may I recommend going to healthcare training solutions it's a great course and the tutors are just wonderful they take you through it step by step and it's always good Craic, thank you Grace and Mary it's a pleasure learning from you both

Trevor O' Toole


Pleasant tutors and proactive also. Highly recommended

Cyn Ruva