Patient Handling (People Moving)

patient-handlingNAS offer Manual Handling and Patient Handling (People Moving) training courses at our purpose built training facility.  We use the most up to date equipment and techniques, provide participants with the necessary skills and information to care for patients and clients using a minimal lifting policy.

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Patient Handling (People Moving) Course Content:

  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Legal aspects of Manual Handling
  • Structure and injury of the Spine
  • Risk assessment
  • Fitness and flexibility
  • Principles of safer moving and handling

The practical aspects of the course include:

Inanimate Lifting

Lifting a load from:

  • Floor to Floor
  • Bench to Bench
  • Bench to height
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Team handling

Patient Handling techniques can include:

  • Log rolling
  • Sitting patient up in bed (3 techniques)
  • 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 using various methods
  • The falling patient
  • Trolley Transfers
  • Use of hoists

Other techniques can be included and we can adapt the content of the patient handling (people moving) course to suit individual requirements.

Register for a Manual Handling & Patient Handling (People Moving) course:

If you are unsure about the legal requirement of Manual Handling training see the HSA website