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Moving and Positioning for Occupational Therapists Refresher

Subject category: Health and Safety

Course overview

This course is an intensive workshop which provides the tools needed for Occupational Therapists (OTs) to carry out manual handling risk assessments and implement safe systems of work for moving and assisting people to move. This workshop will provide knowledge and skills based on current best practice to enable OTs to be effective in their role of prescribing manual handling equipment to formal and informal carers.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, case studies, self-assessment, spinal models, sliding sheets, handling belts, turntables, hoists and a range of service specific equipment.
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

Legislation – MHOR, LOLER, PUWER
The Care Act, Human Rights Act and Mental Capacity Act
Incidence and severity
Common back conditions
Spinal anatomy and physiology
General health and posture
Principles of moving and positioning
Risk assessment
Identifying the hazards associated with moving and positioning
Carrying out moving and positioning risk assessments for loads and people
Reviewing current practice and techniques
The concept of ‘Balanced Decision Making’ in manual handling risk assessments
Demonstrate techniques for moving loads

Learning outcomes

State current legislation in relation to moving and positioning loads and people
Describe the impact of The Care Act, Human Rights Act and Mental Capacity Act on moving and positioning
State Incidence and severity of back care facts
List common back conditions
Describe the importance of knowing spinal anatomy and physiology
Give an example of how general health and posture support an individual
State the principles of moving and positioning
Identify the hazards associated with moving and positioning
Conduct risk assessments
Carry out moving and positioning risk assessments for loads and people
Describe the concept of ‘Balanced Decision Making’ in manual handling risk assessments
Demonstrate improved techniques and principles for moving and positioning individuals

Duration

6 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at info@uniquetrainingsolutions.co.uk to find out how we can help you with this course.

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