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Rescuing a Patient

Patient Manual Handling Course

Course Aims:                           


The aim of this Patient Manual Handling Course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skill and attitude to perform Patient Manual Handling tasks safety.

This is to ensure that the organisation is compliance with the HSA’s requirements.


Learning outcomes:

On completion of this Patient Manual Handling Course you will have the necessary skills to:


  • List the duty of the employers and employees in relation to patient manual handling.

  • Explain the purpose composition and characteristics of the main parts of the spinal column and explain their relevance to patient manual handling.

  • Identify hazards associated with patient manual handling tasks.

  • List the equipment available to avoid or reduce the risks associated with patient manual handling tasks.

  • Explain the importance of good nutrition fitness to manual handling.

  • Perform patient manual handing tasks in accordance with the principles of safe manual handling.


Course Content:

  • Legislation

  • Anatomy

  • Biomechanics

  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment

  • Mechanical Equipment

  • Nutrition

  • Fitness & Flexibility

  • Principles of safe Manual Handling

  • Patient Manual Handling moves: Sitting up, turning, standing, walking and sitting

  • Dealing with a falling and fallen patient

  • Use of hoist

  • Use of enablers such as banana boards & turntables

Skills demonstration will form assessment.


Course Duration:

This Patient Manual Handling course is delivered over two hours.


Course Certification:

People who successfully pass the course will receive a Manual Handling & Patient Moving Certificate from Irish Health & Safety Solutions.


Why Irish Health & Safety Solutions?

  • Competence: Trainer has completed the QQ Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor Course and the QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course.

  • Irish Health & Safety Solutions provide a personalised approach to training and can carry out training at your business or at a suitable venue near you.

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