This course provides learners with information & instruction on safe patient handling techniques which, if used correctly, may help prevent a back injury.

Course Aims and Objectives:

On completion of the Patient Handling course, learners will;

  • Be aware of health & safety legislation
  • Understand the basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system & how it works
  • Understand the practical techniques used to safely move or handle patients safely

Course Programme:

  • Rolling the patient in bed – Sitting up
  • Moving the patient around the bed using slide sheets
  • Sitting the patient on the side of the bed – Sitting to standing
  • Moving the patient from the bed to a chair – Walking the patient
  • Movement of patient from bed to a trolley
  • Use of hoist

Training Methods:

Classroom based presentation with a practical demonstration & practice by learners

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