Moving and Handling Objects and People

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 3 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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Overview

CPD Certified - on average contributes 3 hours towards your CPD.

Moving patients is one of the most important skills needed in an NHS or Care environment. Moving and Handling Objects and People covers the standard moving and handling training, but also includes a full section on moving and handling patients to ensure that staff are fully skilled in techniques for moving people. All staff involved in moving patients should be fully trained to reduce the risk of causing injuries when moving people.

Back injury is the main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work are caused by manual handling accidents. In the NHS the situation has been particularly serious, with this type of accident accounting for 40% of all sickness absence, at an estimated cost in the region of £400 million each year.

Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, one of which is increasing awareness about the hazards, and what can be done to minimise risk.

This module provides learners with the knowledge they need in order to reduce the chance of incurring an injury whilst moving loads in their work environment. Three main areas are covered:

1. Moving and handling and the Law - i.e. the drivers for ensuring you know what you should, and what you and your employers' responsibilities are

2. The spine and back care - structure and function of the spine, what can go wrong and how to avoid it happening

3. Moving and Handling Objects - all you need to know to do this safely, e.g. training, risk assessments, equipments, appropriate lifting techniques

This course is aimed at anyone working in the health service and care sectors, however, the section on how to move objects safely is applicable to anyone who may need to lift items as part of their duties.

Please Note: The demo is designed to be representative of the course, and may not be the course itself.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses

Topics

The main areas covered by the Moving and Handling Objects and People course are:

1. Moving and handling and the Law - i.e. the drivers for ensuring you know what you should, and what you and your employers' responsibilities are

2. The spine and back care - structure and function of the spine, what can go wrong and what risk factors to be mindful of.

3. Moving and handling objects - all you need to know to do this safely, e.g. training, risk assessments, equipment, appropriate lifting techniques.

4. Moving and handling people - the emphasis must be on avoiding manually handling people wherever possible. Training, risk assessments, and equipment are covered, along with the need to communicate with the person in order to aid co-operation.

Objectives

The emphasis of the Moving and Handling Objects and People course is on avoiding manual handling of patients wherever possible. Again training, risk assessments and equipment are covered, along with the need to communicate with the person in order to aid co-operation

Having completed the module, learners will be better equipped to move and handle objects safely.

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