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Moving and Handling Practical Session for Occupational Therapy Assistants - Part 2 face to face practical training - Covid 19 Interim Training Programme (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services
Health and Safety
Course description

This is a half day moving and handling training session, delivered face to face with appropriate Covid 19 PPE provision, aimed at Adult Social Care staff who assess for and prescribe manual handling equipment.

It is a prerequisite that OTAs have attended the virtual theory training before attending Part 2 the practical session.

Training objectives

To provide Occupational Therapy Assistants the knowledge to assess and provide appropriate equipment and techniques to ensure optimal manual handling practice for their clients.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated you will:

  • Be confident in demonstrating a range of manual handling equipment, including turning aids, handling belts, leg lifters, anti-slip glide sheets, etc.

  • Be able to complete and demonstrate a variety of sit to stand techniques that are safe for your client and yourself

  • Be able to undertake a different technique for assisting a client in and out of bed

  • Be familiar with walking frames and ensuring they are the correct height

  • Understand the features and uses of a profiling bed

  • Be able to demonstrate the safest means to assist a client on stairs.

Additional Information

You will be expected to comply with government Covid19 guidelines. PPE will be provided for all candidates.

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. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB. please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

Start Date
Monday 29 November 2021
End Date
Monday 29 November 2021
Closing Date
Sunday 28 November 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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