Moving, Positioning and Falls Management of People Defining
Moving, Positioning and Falls Management of People Defining Manual Handling HOUSEKEEPING Learned Outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able: To understand the benefits of moving and
positioning training To understand and apply the legal definition to working practice. Benefits of training HUMANE To prevent injuries to yourself, your colleagues and the service users you work with ECONOMICS How much does it cost LEGAL To explain the law and how it will protect you PREVENTION To minimise the hazards and risks at
work Definition of Manual Handling Transporting or supporting of a load including:
Lifting Putting down Pushing Pulling Carrying Moving a load by hand or bodily force Moving, Positioning and Falls
Management of People The Importance of Well-Being Learned Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to: Relate moving and positioning to a 24 hour approach to well being and back
care. Your Week 40 Hours at work 79 Hours at leisure/chores 49 hours in bed
Back Facts 4 out of 5 adults will suffer back pain lasting more than 24 hours during their working lives. 30%of GP consultants are for musculoskeletal conditions Highest incidence in 16-55 age group. Same prevalence in sedentary as manual workers. At least 5 million certified sick days lost. Highest occupational group, nursing and social care. Cost in lost production at least 17 billion. 80% suffer reoccurrence.
1.6 million in patients, 24,000 have surgery. Healthcare costs are over 1.6 billion per annum. Causes of Low Back Pain Degenerative changes Traumatic injuries Cumulative Psychological Common Handling Injuries
Muscle and ligament strains Joint sprains
Inter vertebral disc prolapse Tennis elbow Frozen shoulder Carpel tunnel syndrome Tendonitis Moving, Positioning and Falls Management of People The principles of moving and
positioning and how it relates to the biomechanics of the spine Learned Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able : Relate the principles of moving and positioning to the biomechanics of the spine
Is This You ? 1 person weighs 57 kg. 57kg = 9 stones (approx) 57kgs x 5 lifts a day = 285kg 285kg x 5days = 1425kg 1425kg = 1.5 tons Moving, Positioning and Falls Management
of People The impact of legislation on the moving and positioning of people Learned Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will: Define the responsibilities within current moving and handling legislation
Relate the principles of problem solving to risk assessment Guidance Shoulder Shoulder height
Elbow height height Knuckle height Elbow height
Mid lower leg height Knuckle height Definitions ACCIDENT An unforeseen occurrence
HAZARD The potential to cause harm RISK The likelihood of harm occurring and its severity Definitions RISK ASSESSMENT A careful examination of what in your work could cause harm to people, so
you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm Risk Assessment LOAD Person/Patient/Service INDIVIDUAL
TASK User Staff member The activity ENVIRONMENT Where you are working EQUIPMENT
What you use to manage the load Moving, Positioning and Falls Management of People Key principles of moving and positioning and unsafe techniques
Learned Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to : Perform moving and handling techniques demonstrated Recognise unsafe or poor handling techniques Principles of Moving and Positioning
Stop and think assess, plan, prepare. Maintain good POSTURE BEND your knees
Adopt a BALANCED STANCE Have a GOOD GRIP on your load Hold load CLOSE to your body MOVE your feet to change direction Unsafe Techniques
Drag lift Persons arms linking around handlers neck Cradle or Orthodox lift Top and tail
Australian or Shoulder lift All face to face transfers Lifting from floor level without equipment Catching a falling person Any technique requiring handler to support the majority or all of a persons weight. Why Use Equipment? To assist a person to move independently
To eliminate the task, and therefore the risk of injury to the handler To minimise the effort required to move the person Before Using Equipment Read the care plan or handling profile. Is the correct equipment for the task available?
Do you know how to use the equipment? On visual inspection, is the equipment safe to use? Are there any changes to the persons condition that may make using the equipment unsafe? Are there enough staff available to carry out the task safely?
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