Manual Handling in Aged Care

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This course explains what is meant by manual handling and how it applies to an aged care setting. It details unsafe manual handling practices with examples of how musculoskeletal injuries can occur.

The course recommends and provides examples of the mechanical lifting aids available to aged care carers to safely lift residents. It concludes with a detailed set of steps of how to safely manually lift residents.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, learners will:

  1. Learn what is meant by manual handling.
  2. Understand the kinds of tasks that require manual handling in an aged care setting.
  3. Learn about unsafe manual handling practices and how they can lead to possible injury to the carer and the resident.
  4. Learn the importance of using mechanical aids wherever possible to safely lift residents.
  5. Learn how to safely manually lift residents by using the correct posture and working as a team where possible.

Course length: 12 mins (10-minute animated and subtitled video + 8 short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian).

This course is suitable for use in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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