Patient Manual / Minimal Handling


Course Aim

To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required for safe patient handling.


Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will be able to:
  • Law related to Manual Handling explain their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Manual Handling Injuries & explain how the musclo-skeletal system can get injuried
  • Posture, Fitness & Flexibility
  • Manual Handling hazards
  • Recognising hazardous loads
  • Means to avoid or reduce manual handling
  • Good handling techniques & practice
  • Dealing with unfamiliar loads 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Good housekeeping 
  • Identify risk factors associated with patient handling
  • Apply the principles of safe lifting to inanimate objects
  • Handle patients safely

Course Content

  • What, Why?
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of safe lifting.
  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling
  • Safe Patient Handling Techniques
  • Use of hoists