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Moving and Handling Objects and People

Moving and Handling Objects and People
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Overview - Moving and Handling Objects and People

Moving patients is one of the most important skills needed in an NHS or Care environment. This module 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 Moving and Handling 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. Four main areas are covered:

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

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

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

Moving and Handling People - the emphasis 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.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning objectives
  • Introduction to moving and handling
  • Moving and handling and the law
  • The spine and spinal problems
  • Moving and handling objects safely
  • Moving people safely
  • Summary

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Testimonials

Very easy to use, I like that you cannot go to the next page without completing the tasks first
24/05/2016 FM
I liked the way the course was presented through actual examples of handling situations.
21/04/2016 EW
The moving slides and the information moving in and out/interaction kept my attention which static PPT's don't do.
27/02/2016 LW
I liked the speaker explaining each slide, plus the graphics and pop-ups. The quizes at the end of each slide were very useful. It's good that it gives 3 attempts for the test.
26/01/2016 VP
I liked being able to go back and re-read information if I couldn't remember something or were unsure
AW 10/08/2015
I found all the information useful and interesting, and feel that all of it will be useful in my home life as well as at work
JH 01/04/2015
Very good format easy to follow and excellent information
NW 08/03/2015
Well explained and you have plenty of time to take the info in. very impressed !
LP 01/03/2015

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

£30.00 + VAT

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On average this course contributes 3 hours towards your CPD

Discounts

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@virtual-college.co.uk or telephone us on 01943 885089.

Corporate Purchasers

If you have 10 or more learners and want to track their progress or, for details of how we can help you with a corporate e-learning solution, please contact us

Testimonials

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