Manual Handling & Patient Handling (People Moving) Course

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Unit 3a Cleaboy Business Park,, Old Kilmeaden Road,, Waterford, ., Ireland

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NAS Centre, Unit 3a Cleaboy Business Park,, , Waterford, ., Ireland.

The NAS Centre offer Manual Handling and Patient Handling training courses at our purpose built training facility. We offer patient handling using the most up to date equipment and techniques, provide participants with the necessary skills and information to care for patients and clients using a minimal lifting policy.

Course Content:

  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Legal aspects of Manual Handling
  • Structure and injury of the Spine
  • Risk assessment
  • Fitness and flexibility
  • Principles of safer moving and handling

The practical aspects of the course include:

  • Inanimate Lifting
  • Lifting a load from:
  • Floor to Floor
  • Bench to Bench
  • Bench to height
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Team handling

Patient Handling techniques can include:

  • Log rolling
  • Sitting patient up in bed (3 techniques)
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair using various methods
  • The falling patient
  • Trolley Transfers
  • Use of hoists

Other techniques can be included and we can adapt the content of the patient handling to suit individual requirements.

Participants will be provided with refreshments mid morning and sandwiches/wraps at lunch time in the NAS Centre



NAS Centre

The NAS Centre Provides a quality venue for meetings and training courses. Based in Waterford City since 2006, we provide a range of training courses and programmes with our highly trained and experienced instructors. Strategic Partnerships have been established with our Training Partners, bringing new training opportunities to Waterford and the South East.

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