Inflatable Lifting Device – drop in sessions

Provider: 
HCDU
Externally Available: 
No
Overall Aim: 

 

An Inflatable Lifting Device is a resource that can assist you to raise a fallen patient from the floor safely.

To enable learners’ to gain competence in the application of evidence based safe principles and practices, suitable for the movement and transfer of   patients when using inflatable lifting devices.

There is also an i-skill now hosted on Moodle 

 

What will I learn?

Participants will be empowered with the knowledge of safe Inflatable Lifting Device use, and gain an insight of when to use an Inflatable Lifting Device.

Falls algorithms, uninjured patient Click here and for injured patient Click here

 

Where and when are they?

The drop in sessions last approximately one hour (1pm, 2pm and 3pm) and will be held in the Education Centre across sites. Just drop in, no need to book!

 

Background: 

 

Inflatable Lifting Device Training devised in order to promote the safe use of this patient centred equipment.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

 

1. Describe the falls algorithms process.

2. Utilise the inflatable lifting device, to raise a patient from the floor in a way that promotes dignified, safe, best quality care.

3. Apply principles of safer manual handing practice risk assessment in relation to patient movement and transfer when using an inflatable lifting device.

4. Know how to access further specialist advice and resources.

 

Participants: 

 

This course is intended for all healthcare staff that are defined as Patient Handlers, in line with the requirements of the current Trust Manual Handling Policy.

 

Duration: 

 

1 hour.

 

Prerequisites: 

 

Staff must previously have attended the theoretical and patient handling practical elements contained in the Trust Corporate Induction programme.  This course is intended for staff to gain additional knowledge and skills for the task of raising a fallen patient from the floor when using inflatable lifting devices.

 

Booking: 

 

The drop in sessions last approximately 30 minutes, and will be held in the Education Centre across sites.

Just drop in, no need to book!

Please check our website http://sharepoint/manualhandling/default.aspx

For any questions contact a member of the manual handling team on: 41625

 

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