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Moving and Positioning Individuals and Back Care Theory

Subject category: Health and Safety

Course overview

This course has been developed for staff who have a responsibility for moving and handling people and loads. It prepares staff to take care of their back both in and out of the workplace. It is based upon the ‘Guide to Handling of Patients 6th edition’. The course is theory based.  
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, spinal models and individual assessments.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Standard 13
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
And the following QCF units:
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Course content

Back facts
Incidence and severity
Common back conditions
Workers and back pain
Spinal anatomy and physiology
General health and posture
Introduction to people handling
Risk assessment
Maximising Service Users own ability

Learning outcomes

State 2 back facts
Give an example of a common back condition
Give a brief overview of spinal anatomy and physiology
State 5 key areas required for a risk assessment
Describe how to support a service users to maximise their own abilities


3 hours

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