People-Patient Handling Training Course

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People-Patient Handling Training Course

Next Course Dates: Thursday 29th May 2015

Course Duration:  4 hours

Times: 1 pm – 5.00 pm                       

Venue: B2, Centre Point Business Park, Dublin 12 or at your premises.

people patient handling training courseOur People-Patient Handling Training Course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe People-Patient handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of Loads”, which states that staff engaged in manual handling must be given appropriate training. Safe People-Patient Handling techniques can reduce the risk of injury to both the employee and the Patient.

Course Objective:

  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely.
  •  Patient Handling Training Course Content
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Legislation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect patient handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Normal patient movement
  • Patient handling aids & techniques

Course Content:

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Legislation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect patient handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Normal patient movement
  • Patient handling aids & techniques 

Guardian Safety Trainers:

Guardian Safety is a FETAC registered training provider and all instructors are fully qualified Patient Handling Instructors, having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications. All course instructors hold a minimum of Train the Trainer qualification and are qualified safety practitioners holding a minimum of a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Maximum Participants per Course:   12  

Prerequisites:

To attend People Handling Training, participants must have a currently valid Manual Handling Certificate. Attendance to Manual Handling Training is optional.

Who Should Attend This People-Patient Handling Training Course:

Employees whose work involves the movement or assisting the movements of patients with injury or decreased mobility. This course is suitable for carers, First Aiders, healthcare workers, those working in Nursing homes, hospitals and respite centres. 

People-Patient Handling Training Course Assessment:

Theory test, followed by a practical assessment of safe patient handling.

Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period:

Refresher training is recommended at intervals not greater than 3 years.

Additional Information:

DVD and laptop/projector presentation are used. Notes on safe People-Patient Handling are provided for each participant. 

Patient Handling Attendance Certification:

Guardian Safety People-Patient Handling Attendance Certificate for each attendee.

Special Instructions For This People-Patient Handling Training Course:

Course participants should wear loose fitting comfortable clothing (trousers) and closed toe shoes.

Any special needs /requirements should be identified at time of booking.

How to book:

Email                    info@guardiansafety.ie

Phone                   01-4243013 or 085-7177021

Book On-line          People-Patient Handling Training Course

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Guardian Safety’s facilities were perfectly equipped for our needs and the training provided was clear, concise and to the point. We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Guardian Safety and plan to avail of their other courses.

 

Elaine Sweeney

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