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Safe Resident Handling and Movement

Resident lifts and transfers put staff at high risk for injury. These tasks also can be dangerous for residents, if performed incorrectly.

This course will teach you how to lift and handle residents safely.

You will learn about:

  • The risks of manual resident handling
  • How to reduce these risks
  • The importance of resident assessment before a lift or transfer

Specific devices and techniques for resident lifts and transfers

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the risks of manual resident handling to improve staff safety.
  • Identify the role of lifting equipment and transfer devices in reducing risks to staff to ensure staff safety.
  • Identify the role of resident assessment in ensuring safe resident lifts and transfers to ensure staff safety.

Identify appropriate types of equipment and devices that may be used for specific types of lifts and transfers to ensure staff safety.