Casualty and People Handling Course
Patient handling courses using the most up to date techniques, to provide participants with the necessary skills and information to care for patients and clients using a minimal lifting policy. This course will satisfy your organisations training obligations under the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
Who should attend?
This one day course is designed for occupations that are involved in handling people in the work place.
Participants who have completed this course will be able to:
- Recognise a load, which is too heavy or awkward
- Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system Lift and handle loads safely (both inanimate and animate)
- The law and its application to the manual handling environment
- Muscular-skeletal system
- Biomechanics and mechanism of injury
- Ergonomics and risk assessment
- Basic principles of lifting
- Use of hoists
- Practical Application:
- Inanimate Lifting
- Patient Moving & Handling
- Log rolling
- Sitting patient up in bed
- Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
- Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
- Sitting Patient to edge of bed
- Standing patient
- Transferring patient from bed to chair
- The falling patient
- Correct use of hoist slings
Written Test and Manual Handling Skills assessment by Instructor.
The course is structured in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Health & Safety Authority and fulfills current Health & Safety Legislation requirements.
The Instructors are FETAC Registered Manual Handling Instructors with extensive experience of training within the Health Care Sector.