Plus-size person Handling

10/03/2021

Plus-size person Handling

Course Overview
This course is designed for those who will be completing assessments and handling plans who may be required to assess those regarded as plus size.

For more information about this course, please email enquiries@dlf.org.uk or call 0300 123 3084

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Who is it for?

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Senior staff members

Pre-requisites.
It is recommended that learners would have completed the induction programme.

Course Length
Runs over a full day and contains both paper and practical based tasks.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand terminology in relation to plus size customers
  • Know how excess weight on the body can be carried and the impact of this on moving for the customer
  • Risk assess the needs of a plus sized person and recommend safe systems of work
  • Have knowledge of equipment designed specifically for the plus sized person
  • Demonstrate a range of practical techniques including sit to stand, sling insertion, moving about the bed and hoisting

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