Patient Moving and Handling

Patient Moving and Handling

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This module is ideal for anyone working in a care environment who is responsible for their safety and that of others. It provides learners with knowledge of the legislation that applies to the moving and handling of people, as well as practical instructions to assist them to carry out moving and handling tasks.
  • Identify the legislation that applies to moving and handling
  • Describe the responsibilities employees and their employers have
  • Understand the risk assessment process
  • Explain the principles of safe moving and handling
  • Identify the effects of poor handling on employees
  • Understand the importance of good posture and exercise for back care
  • Use approved techniques for moving and handling tasks
  • Safely use mechanical aids available in the workplace
  • Explain the importance of promoting mobility and independence
  • Describe the causes of pressure sores and how to prevent them