Moving & Handling People Training

Adaptations, equipment and training

What is it?

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.

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The services we offer

Risk Assessments in a variety of settings (hospital, nursing home and homes):

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.

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What we do?

1

We work closely with both formal and informal carers (i.e family members)

2

We ensure our rehabilitation plan is aligned with your potential by liaising with professionals such as physiotherapists and doctors.

3

We assess the stresses and demands of each specific care environment.

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We review equipment and techniques used.

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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.

Equipment may include

  • A selection of hoists – eg. hoists to raise fallen individuals, standing hoists, mobile hoists, bath hoists.
  • Bath lifts and/or adjustable height baths.
  • Slings of different types and sizes.
  • Sliding sheets.
  • Transfer boards used to assist in moving from and to different furniture (eg. seat to wheelchair).
  • Turntables used to assist in turning people around.
  • Electric profiling beds – for dependent/immobile residents.
  • Wheelchairs.
  • Handling belts to assist residents who can support their own weight, e.g. to help them stand up. (They should not be used for lifting)
  • Lifting cushions used to assist people to get up from the floor or bath.
  • Bed levers, support rails/poles.
  • Emergency evacuation equipment.
  • Suitable walking aids, hand rails etc for people needing minor assistance.
  • Bariatric equipment (i.e. for use with very heavy people).
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Moving & Handling training

"A dignified approach to moving and handling people: as a pathway to empowerment"

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).

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Aims of the course

  • To promote and develop the best practice on moving and handling with dignity and respect.
  • To enable the service user.
  • Equipment y adaptations as prevention measurement
  • Reduce accident and avoid back problems
  • Basic Principles of Lifting.
  • Reduce carer handle
  • Workshop: Log Roll, Sitting, Patient up in Bed, Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets, Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets, Sitting Patient to edge of a bed, Standing patient, Transferring patient from bed to chair, The falling patient, Correct use of hoist / slings.
  • Wheelchairs
  • Handling belts to assist residents who can support their own weight, e.g. to help them stand up. (They should not be used for lifting.
  • Lifting cushions used to assist people to get up from the floor or bath.
  • Bed levers, support rails/poles.
  • Emergency evacuation equipment.
  • Suitable walking aids, hand rails etc for people needing minor assistance.
  • Bariatric equipment (i.e. for use with very heavy people)

Assessment

Participants will be evaluated on their moving and handling techniques and they must demonstrate competence in all techniques and pass a written test.

What should I do next?

If you think you, a family member or carer could benefit from manual handing risk assessment or training, please contact us on:

United Kingdom: +44 (0) 7950 460 708

Spain: +34 626 146 611

info@healthyandindependent.net

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