Course SOF25 - People Moving & Handling - Certified
Duration 1 Day
Cost €80.00

Day to be confirmed. Time 12.30PM - 6.00PM



Course Description

People Moving and Handling Course which is commonly known in the healthcare sector as ‘manual handling’, this course comprises of two main components; theoretical considerations and practical applications.

Duration: 8 hours

The theoretical section involves introducing the issue of manual handling and the corresponding problem of back injuries in the workplace, legislation in this regard, following up with an explanation of safer handling practices.The most up to date information on patient risk assessment and considerations in terms of manual handling completes the theory section.

The practical element follows the guidelines set out by the Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals. Inanimate exercises and people handling scenarios are explained, demonstrated and practiced with course records compiled during each course.

Tasks include:

  • Moving inanimate objects
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Standing and sitting the patient
  • Walking the patient
  • Rolling/moving the patient in a bed
  • Sitting to sitting transfers
  • Repositioning the patient in a chair
  • Assisting the fallen patient

Throughout this there is an emphasis on independent living and how we can be of safe assistance in this regard, for both the staff member and the patient. This encourages minimal handling in the healthcare environment whilst promoting safe patient care.


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