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Course Aim:

The purpose of this Patient Handling Instructor Refresher course is to refresh your knowledge, skills and competence to deliver a Patient Manual Handling Course.

Course objectives:

On completion of this Patient Handling Instructor Course learners will be able to:

  • Explain the patient handling risk assessment process
    Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injury associated with patient handling
    Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of patient handling tasks
    Carry out a range of appropriate patient handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting and standing
    Analyse the learner’s performance of patient handling techniques
    Develop patient handling training courses, to include lesson plans
    Give effective instruction in practical patient handling techniques


Day 1 (Zoom)

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Patient Handling
  • Unit 2 Legislation Patient Handling Risk Assessment
  • Unit 3 Patient Handling Equipment
  • Unit 3 Infection Control
  • Unit 5 Patient Handling Principles and Techniques
  • Unit 6 Planning and design of People Handling Training courses
  • Unit 7 Delivery of People Handling Training

Day 2 Classroom

  • Practical Skills demonstration assessment
  • Examination
  • Sitting up, Turning, Standing, Sitting, Walking
  • Patient Handling Equipment practise