Single Handed Care - Manual Handling

Single Handed Care / Manual Handling

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To train participants in Single handed care.

• To review a SHC risk assessment
• To learn SHC manual handling techniques
• To review Royal College of Occupational therapy guidance
• To draw up a SHC system of work
• To explore SHC relevant issues for staff

Staff who are required to assist and to move people on their own.

  • Principles of lifting
  • Single handed care and manual handling
  • The legal position
  • Assessing Risk for single handed care-
  • Legal requirements
  • Introduction to transfers- lying /sitting/standing
  • Single handed care and manual handling
  • Mobility/pain/tissue viability/ pressure sores/ catheters/infection control and its impact on manual handling risk assessment
  • Posture
  • Sling types and hoisting on your own
  • 6 basic sling types
  • Turning in bed
  • Use of wedges
  • In bed positioning-
  • Slide sheets
  • Use of slings
  • Manual handling Risk assessments
  • Protection from injury
  • Structure of the spine
  • Use of aids and equipment
  • Using Hoist and slide sheets
  • Moving people- safety considerations
  • Working with clients

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

The course combines a strong hands-on aspect, in which candidates will be trained and assessed on carrying out single handed care techniques in addition to looking at any specific examples that course participants may have. The candidates must be physical able to use and demonstrate safe use of the equipment. They will be required to be assessed by the tutor as competent with their handling skills.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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