Adaptations, equipment and training
In any caring situation poor moving and handing practice can lead to discomfort and a lack of dignity for the service user as well as injury to the client and/or carer.
Teaching the correct handling techniques are essential, in order to minimise any risk of accident and to increase safety and dignity. Examples would be helping them out of chairs, in and out of the bath and changing their position in bed, amongst others.
Moving and handling risk assessments help to identify where injuries could occur and what to do tin order to prevent them. What is more, it is a legal requirement for anyone who employ workers involved with this.
At H&I we are very experienced with completing these assessments.
As part of our assessment, we review all equipment and techniques used for manual handling. Then, we make recommendations on how to mitigate risks.
We work closely with both formal and informal carers (i.e family members)
We ensure our rehabilitation plan is aligned with your potential by liaising with professionals such as physiotherapists and doctors.
We assess the stresses and demands of each specific care environment.
We review equipment and techniques used.
We identify risks and make recommendations to mitigate them.
The type and amount of equipment, adaptations and techniques needed, following the assessment, will vary according to the specific needs of the person. This also includes addressing the safety of the staff.
We are proud to offer the only moving and handling training in Spanish and English.
This course is designed for any healthcare workers, informal or formal carers to develop the best practice on moving and handling safely patients in a variety of settings (hospital, nursing home and homes).
Participants will be evaluated on their moving and handling techniques and they must demonstrate competence in all techniques and pass a written test.