Patient Moving & Handling Training

Learn the skills to handle and move patients safely and securely

Nursing staff, Healthcare workers and carers are involved in moving and handling patients on a daily basis and can be easily injured if the correct equipment/method is not used to aid the moving and handling of patients. This one-day programme is designed to train participants how to handle and move patients with the use of certain equipment and also recommend the best methods/techniques in a manner, which is safe for themselves and their patients.

Course Duration: 1 Day Course

Cost per person: €86

Who Should Attend: Anyone who is handling or moving patients during their working day.


Course Objectives:

    On completion of this programme participants will be able to:
  • State the relevant safety legislation
  • Identify risks of working with patients
  • Identify and assess when and which mechanical aids should be used when moving or handling patients
  • Move, Handle and Transfer patients safely
  • Describe the limitations of the spine and methods of lifting/movement which can protect the back
  • Recognise loads which are too heavy or awkward for lifting/movement


Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Implication of the Legislation / Safety Statement
  • Anatomy / Basics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Good Back care / Fitness
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Basic Principles of Safer Handling
  • Inanimate Lifting – Basic Lifts
  • Patient Handling / Moving
  • Falling or Fallen Patient
  • Turning Patient in bed
  • Moving Patient up in bed
  • Sitting Patient Forward
  • Moving seated patient up in bed
  • Moving seated patient from bed to chair
  • Assisting patient to walk

Further Details

Certification: DST Certificate is awarded upon completion of this course.

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