Hoist Workshop

From our experience we have found that a specialised hoist workshop can be very beneficial to help support your team with knowing their role and responsibilities in hoist operation. This workshop is very practical and all attendees experience hoist use and operation. In the standard manual handling training you are not able to give all attendees this experience due to time constraints. We go through the roles of staff with hoist assessment, sling assessment and protocols of use, specific to your home.  
 
Duration: 2 hours, Certified 2 CPD points

Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house, and with current team members (max 10).

Outline:

  • This is a comprehensive review of hoists, including the operator’s risks and responsibilities when using equipment.
  • All attendees get to experience use and operation of equipment, providing a valuable practical based workshop that will help support care pathways.
  • Your team get a chance to practice the correct technique to positioning loads when using hoists.
  • Environmental risks are discussed.

Results/Benefits

  • Your team get the chance to experience what it’s
  • like to be in a hoist, understand the associated fears of use.
  • Knowledge on surface type factors to consider when using hoists.
  • Importance of planning the task before they start.
  • Your team get to review your equipment and sling selection thoroughly.
  • We provide advice on equipment that may be of benefit to certain resident profiles.

 

Bed Repositioning Workshop

Healthcare workers manage bed care and there are lots of different techniques and methods that suit individuals. We work with the attendees, getting a review of what they are currently using and finding successful. We also show the group new techniques to help educate your team on different methods. The main learning point is that we do not use any lifting techniques due to high risk of injury to the client and to the healthcare worker.

Duration: 2 hours, Certified 2 CPD points

Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house and with current team members (max 10).

Outline:

  • This is a comprehensive review of bed handling scenarios that healthcare workers manage.
  • The risks of poor handling and repositioning are covered, including pressure care.
  • Different equipment is shown to educate your team on what is currently available.

Results/Benefits

  • Your team are given a refresher on best practice bed repositioning techniques.
  • Your team will have more knowledge on methods, supporting them in decision making with different handling tasks.

 

Chair Repositioning Workshop

Challenges occur with chair repositioning when a profile doesn’t suit a certain chair type anymore and when the environment makes it hard to reposition. We work with the attendees to establish what scenarios they find difficult. We are aware that resources are set and team members have to work with what is available. However, there are occasions when repositioning a client is not sufficient and specialist seating may be required. We will highlight how to recognise the indicators, when a seating referral may be appropriate and who to refer to.

Duration: 2 hours, Certified 2 CPD points

Venue: This workshop can be completed in-house and with current team members (max 10).

Outline:

  • This is a comprehensive review of chair repositioning using equipment.
  • The cause of profile changes in chairs is discussed and what indicators you identify to refer for a seating assessment.

Results/Benefits

  • Your team are given skills to reposition safely and avoid injury.
  • Your team know the signs of seating assessment needs.
  • Your team understand the causes of profile changes in seating indicating the need for regular repositioning.

 

Complex Manual Handling Risk Assessment

With our consultant, your team get to discuss the common challenging manual handling tasks they experience. Manual handling relies on equipment that suits the needs of the individual. Our consultant will demonstrate a selection of tasks that the group commonly experience. This can range from getting someone comfortable in the bed without rolling them to insert slide sheets. It can also be applying a hoist sling without requiring a roll technique. Challenging handling is becoming more prevalent in healthcare, and one area that our consultant can cover, is bariatric care. Your team will get a chance to practice and participate in the tasks, supporting their learning.

Duration: 3 hours, Certified 3 CPD points

Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house, and with current team members (max 10).

Outline:

  • Common challenging handling tasks are demonstrated and practiced by the attendees.
  • The causes of challenging handling are discussed.

Results/Benefits

  • Your team are shown new techniques to support them in risk assessment of challenging manual handling tasks.
  • Your team get to see new equipment to support their knowledge on what is available for moving and handling.