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Patient and Nurse
patient handling, people moving, patient handling trainingm people moving training cork

In Ireland, the primary legislation related to health and safety, including patient handling, is the Health and Safety Act 2005. This act places responsibilities on employers, employees, and other parties to ensure a safe working environment.

My patient handling course is designed to train healthcare professionals, caregivers, and family members, who need to assist or move patients or a loved one safely and efficiently. This course typically covers techniques for lifting, transferring, and supporting patients to prevent injury to both the patient and the healthcare worker. It emphasises proper body mechanics, the use of assistive devices, and minimizing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and will incorporate manual handling techniques also 

  • Prices start as low as €60 

  • Duration: Full day course

  • Certification: 2 Years

  • Max Students: 8 per course 

  • On Site Delivery 

  • Theory test and a live Practical assessment

  • Group Discounts given

Course Content:

  • Manual Handling: Proper techniques for lifting, carrying, and transferring patients using correct body posture and mechanics.

  • Use of Equipment: Instruction on how to use assistive equipment to avoid injury to yourself or the patient

  • Risk Assessment: Identifying potential hazards in the patient's environment and planning safe handling strategies.

  • Communication: Effective communication with patients during handling procedures.

  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities related to patient handling.

  • Infection Control: Maintaining hygiene and preventing the spread of infections during patient handling.

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