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Moving and Positioning Training

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Moving & Positioning Training Courses

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We provide half day and full day Moving and Positioning courses detailed below, we also provide an advanced 2 day Course, we will come to you and provide all equipment apart from a bed which is required if you are booking the full day course.

We can also host the half-day training course at external venues if required.

Overview

This one day course provides delegates with the knowledge of current legislation and how it impacts on practice relating to Moving and Positioning of service users and objects. Participants will gain knowledge of the importance of Risk Assessments and how to do them. Theoretical and practical knowledge of various pieces of moving and positioning equipment. The course is aimed at those who have responsibility for the safe positioning of people in a care setting using a variety of equipment

Aims of this course

On this moving and positioning course you will gain the following knowledge:

  • How to move and position people in a way that uses the ergonomic  approach   
  • How to move and position people in a way that provides dignity, privacy and promotes independence.
  • Understand moving and  positioning legislation as it applies to Health and Social Care
  • Gain a better understanding of the spine  
  • How to look after their own back and identify possible causes of back pain
  • How to conduct a risk assessment to keep yourself and service users safe
  • How to safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment
  • Unsafe moving and positioning practices
  • Reablement and Enablement
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • Moving and positioning  Law and Approved Codes of Practice Guidance
  • Moving and positioning Responsibilities
  • Anatomy of the Spine and Signs of Injury
  • The ergonomic approach
  • Unsafe Lifting Practices
  • The importance of Risk Assessment and how to do one
  • Safe Lifting Techniques, Position and, Posture
  • Equipment Inspection and servicing PUWER & LOLER
  • TILE  assessments – Task, Individual, Load, Environment, Equipment
  • The importance of Communication and Co-operation
  • Various types of equipment and guidelines for use
  • Hoist Guidelines and safe use
  • Importance of checking equipment before use
  • Hoisting the fallen service user
  • Moving and positioning in emergency situations
  • Delegate Competency sign off
Practical session including
  • Practice sitting to standing with and without assistance, standing to sitting with and without assistance. 
  • Practice use of a transfer belt with one carer and two sitting to standing, assisted walking, standing to sitting
  • Practice use of a turntable for positioning in and out of a car
  • Practice use of a transfer board
  • Demonstration of continuous and flat slide sheets and their uses
  • Practice use of a hoist and sling to position a service user from chair to chair
  • Practice of dressing with slide sheets (Full Day Only)
  • Practice use of a hoist and sling to position a service user from chair to bed, bed to chair. (Full Day Only)
  • Practice use of a turntable for positioning in and out of a bed (Full Day Only)​

 There will be an assessment questionnaire to be completed by all delegates at the end of the course.