NEWCASTLE: Manual Handling Solutions
Date Posted:7 May 2024
Manual handling is often a core component in occupational therapy assessment and treatment, and in providing guidance or instruction to caregivers/carers and clients.
Manual handling is any activity where the body exerts force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, or restrain any object or person. Manual handling done incorrectly, can become hazardous and if the risks associated with hazardous manual tasks are not eliminated or minimised, they can cause significant and even irreversible injuries or disorders.
In the fourth and final instalment of the OT Cadets Course we explore the correct procedures for manual handling, the importance of correct manual handling techniques, how to conduct a risk assessment and equip you with the skills to identify incorrect techniques.
We also delve into the essentials you need to know to better understand a client’s mobility status and how to use the right assistive equipment to suit the client and their carer’s manual handling needs.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Understand the importance of correct manual handling techniques.
• Confidently explain basic manual handling techniques to clients, caregivers/ carers
• Identify possible equipment options from your assessments.
• Obtain a greater ability to Identify, assess and control manual task risks.
Please note: Registrations will close 7 days before the event commences.
Date: Tuesday 7th May 2024
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Venue: Active Mobility Showroom
Presenter: Daniel Berends
CPD Points: 2 CPD Points