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Moving and Handling – Level 2 – Patient

This session provides an introduction to Patient Moving and Handling. Patient Moving and Handling is a very practical subject. This course supports the practical training you need. It does not replace it. The practical training will be specific to your needs, area of work, and the demands of your job.

Skills for Health Patient Moving and Handling Level 2 course
Level: 2
Duration: 45 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 2 Years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals whose role involves patient handling activities.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Safe and Efficient Moving and Handling Techniques
  • Promoting Dignity and Safety in Manual Handling

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the law and legislation associated with patient moving and handling
  • Understand patient handling needs and movement patterns
  • Understand principles of patient risk assessment
  • Apply principles of good practice when using equipment for patient handling
  • Undertake the right process every time a patient is physically assisting to move or transfer

This course meets the core outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 7, Moving and Handing, Level 1 & 2.

Subject 7: Moving and Handling, Level 1

The learner will understand:

  • moving and handling risk factors
  • employers and employees’ responsibilities under relevant national Health & Safety legislation
  • the principles of safer moving & handling
  • the principles of using an ergonomic approach for moving and handling activities to support musculoskeletal health
  • the factors to consider when undertaking a dynamic risk assessment prior to carrying out a moving and handling activity
  • suitable risk control strategies and resources to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the activity and individual’s role.

Subject 7: Moving and Handling, Level 2

The learner will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe, dignified approaches for moving and handling activities that promote patient independence and functional mobility
  • demonstrate an awareness of normal human movement patterns when moving and handling people
  • demonstrate an understanding of person-centred risk assessment to determine safer patient handling techniques, using the multidisciplinary team where appropriate
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