Manual and Patient Handling for Staff New to Care

To provide course members with sufficient knowledge and practical skills to enable them to undertake handling tasks in a safe manner without causing harm to the service user.

Description

Who will benefit?

Staff, care workers and senior care workers in health and social care sector.

What is the Main Aim of the Course?

To provide course members with sufficient knowledge and practical skills to enable them to undertake handling tasks in a safe manner without causing harm to the service user.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Explain the legislation in relation to manual and patient handling
  • Describe the structure of the human spine
  • Explain the functions of the spine
  • Demonstrate correct posture when undertaking a manual handling task
  • Assessing a task before the use of hoist and sling, a stand aid, a turn table and a slide sheet
  • Perform a manual handling task using a hoist and sling, a stand aid, a turn table and a slide sheet

Delivery Method

This course requires pre learning completed via e-learning or workbook followed by ½ day practical session

What next:

Delegates should consider enrolling on other mandatory programmes recommended by the ‘Skills for Care’, the Level 2 Diploma in Heath and Social Care or the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.  Please contact Taylors Academy on 01726 884402 for more information.

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