Moving & Handling Of Children For Therapy (Introduction)

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Moving & Handling Of Children For Therapy (Introduction)


An intermediate Level 1 day workshop entitled Moving & Handling of Children for Therapy (Introduction). The course includes the theory of child handling as well as a practical workshop. Also includes a critique of manual handling techniques used in the rehabilitation of children. A refresher course is also available for those who have previously been trained but need to refresh their knowledge and  practical skills.

Number of Delegates: 3-8

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of manual handling and related laws, local policy and relevant professional guidelines
  • Be equipped to apply ergonomic principles to the reduction of risk in the rehab handling of children
  • Have participated in a practical peer review of a relevant selection of manual handling techniques used in the rehabilitation of children
  • Have renewed their knowledge and skills in the safe use of a selection of manual handling equipment and techniques relevant to rehabilitation handling of children

Course Outline

  • The cost of work related musculoskeletal injury amongst therapists
  • Manual handling/disability/human rights legislation
  • COT /CSP / APCP/ HSE guidance
  • BiomechanicsMoving and Handling of Children (introduction)
  • Risk assessment
  • Handling of inanimate loads
  • Unsafe load handling techniques
  • Paediatric equipment workshop
  • Principles of safe handling of children
  • Practical moving & handling techniques in paediatric rehabilitation
    • Moving children in bed
    • Use of slide sheets
    • Hoisting techniques
    • Management of the fallen child
    • Management of falling children
    • Assisting children in a chair
    • Assisting children to stand / standing frames
    • Helping children to walk
    • Seated transfers- bed, chair, wheelchair
    • Using small manual handling aids
    • Managing children with multiple disabilities including learning difficulties
  • Problem solving/ questions & answer
  • Course appraisal

What our clients say about us:

“As a result of this training, I will perform better and feel more confident with manual handling” – Respondent from Newham PCT – 08/03/2011

“Enjoyed the session: felt the trainers were excellent and made us all feel comfortable and at ease whilst undertaking the manual handling techniques” – Respondent from London Borough of Lewisham – 30/03/2011

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