AIM can cater for your business’ needs for moving and handling people training.
The training will be provided by Occupational Therapists from AIM. Each training session will take 3 hours providing a theory component and a practical session. We will be able to accommodate each group in separate sessions lasting 3 hours.
At the end of each session the participants will be asked to complete an evaluation form (anonymous). These and attendance records will be provided to you for collation and action as appropriate.
The aim of this training is to encourage staff to utilise manual handling techniques and resources to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and residents/patients/ clients.
Our Therapist will deliver the theory component via PowerPoint, providing:
- Identifying, assessing and controlling risk factors in the manual handling of people and equipment
- Techniques advocated by NZ Moving and Handling people using ‘the liten up approach’
- Gain an understanding of the bio-mechanical principles used during patient handling/equipment handling and performing a ‘risk assessment’ utlising the Liten up approach
- Demonstration, practice and feedback of patient handling/ equipment handling techniques based on best practice guidelines.
- Appropriate equipment use (transfer belts, slide sheets, hoist)
The Practical component of the session includes a demonstration of individual tasks (SEE), an explanation of the technique and a chance for each participant to be a ‘patient’ (FEEL) and be a carer (DO)
The techniques shown may include but are not restricted to;
- A pushed roll (back to side)
- A pulled roll (back to side)
- An in place roll using a slide sheet
- Moving up the bed using a slide sheet – 2 carers
- Lying to sitting up in bed – 1 – 2 carers
- Sitting patient to sit to the edge of the bed 1 – 2 carers
- Repositioning a client in a chair
- Sitting to standing from the side with a transfer belt- from bed and from chair
- Assisted walking with two carers
- Assisting a fallen patient who is conscious and uninjured
- Assisting a fallen patient in an area difficult to access
- Moving equipment in/out of car
- Moving equipment off floor etc.
The purpose of this session is to reinforce personal safety and encourage individuals to analyse risk and make changes to their technique.