One day manual handling training for Occupational Therapy Assistants
This one day course is aimed at Occupational Therapy Assistants to develop their role as assessors and in support work to the Occupational Therapy service.
A basic knowledge of key legislation affecting the manual handling of people, anatomy of the spine and how to reduce the risk of spinal injury by implementing safe lifting principles.
Basic knowledge of sitting posture.
Understanding the requirements and importance of risk assessments and moving and handling plans;
Risk assessing issues in relation to at-risk equipment e.g. bed side rails.
Knowledge of a range of safe manual handling assisted mobility techniques, i.e. assisted standing, walking, getting in and out of a
Basic Ability testing.
A familiarisation of manual handling equipment including walking aids, assisted standing equipment, slings, hoists and slide sheets and their safe
For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops.
The aim of this course is to provide Occupational Therapy Assistants with:
By the end of this session it is anticipated, candidates will: