Awareness – Moving and Handling in Health Care

  • Lectures: 7

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK. Back pain and other MSDs account for approximately 40% of all sickness absence in the NHS, resulting in a cost in the region of £400 million each year.

This course covers the following content:

  • Introduction
  • Types of moving and handling activities
  • Moving and handling legislation
  • Employers responsibilities
  • Employees responsibilities
  • Manual handling policy
  • Risk assessments
  • Monitoring and review
  • Training
  • Moving and handling equipment
  • Safer patient handling in the home
  • Moving and handling in the community
  • Principles of Safer handling
  • Before performing a lifting task
  • Ergonomic approach to assessment of risk
  • TILE
  • Good moving and handling techniques
  • Poor Moving & Handling Techniques
  • Conclusion


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