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Hoisting For Carers

All DLF Training courses are CPD-accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This four-hour course is designated as BASIC on the DLF MH Training and Education Pathway.

Delegate groups who would benefit from this course

  • Delegates with no previous experience of hoisting
  • Delegates who have done a basic moving and handling course e.g. Introduction to moving and handling for carers but need further hoist training
  • Delegates who have previously worked with only one model of hoist and need wider experience

Level of skills/knowledge required for course entry

  • This course is for novices i.e. who have little, limited or no experience of hoisting
  • Basic care skills

Example employment areas of delegates

  • Family caregivers
  • Carers employed under personalisation scheme
  • Caregivers in employment with varied clients
  • Care support staff e.g. school support staff, teaching assistants, healthcare assistants
  • Care staff working in residential and nursing homes

CPD markers

  • Guided learning
  • Peer evaluation
  • Competence markers

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic effective transfers from bed/chair, chair/bed and from the floor using a hoist and appropriate sling
  • Display basic competence in hoist transfers
  • Understand the importance of the correct-sized sling for each client’s individual needs
  • Make a basic check of hoisting equipment including slings for the purposes of relevant safety legislation
  • Explain the different types of sling available for clients’ needs
  • Appreciate the physical, social and psychological aspects of being transferred by hoist

Course code and dates:
HFC0413 - 16th April 2013
HFC1013 - 9th October 2013
HFC0314 - 11th March 2014

Duration: Half day (four hours)

Price per person: £40 + VAT (£48)

 

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