Moving and Handling Refresher

DLF Training is CPD-accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This course is aimed at professional groups with previous moving and handling education.

Professional groups who would benefit from this course

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other therapy staff, e.g. art, speech and language, play, who have moving and handling responsibilities or supervision of students
  • Registered nursing staff with moving and handling responsibilities.

Level of skills/knowledge

  • Previous moving and handling education at basic level
  • Experience of different moving and handling scenarios with varying outcomes
  • Experience of care planning and decision making in moving and handling.

Employment area

  • Primary Care Trust
  • Social services
  • Care home provision
  • Community care management
  • Private practice associated with community care assessment and management.

CPD markers

  • Guided learning
  • Self-directed learning
  • Skill development
  • Increased knowledge base
  • Peer review and interaction
  • Literature review.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the importance of reasoned clinical decision making in manual handling
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to moving and handling problems in therapeutic settings
  • Outline the assessment process and identify risk factors inherent in the development of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Perform good practice in moving and handling people while achieving determined therapeutic outcomes
  • Understand the importance of psychological factors in moving and handling
  • Review their handling skills with peer interaction and support
  • Outline the resources available to therapists regarding moving and handling equipment provision and supply
  • Appreciate the importance of ergonomics in individually-centred care planning
  • Demonstrate capability in personal movement skills

NB for courses involving manual handling, the categories indicated in the Guidance for Physiotherapists in Manual Handling Ch. 4 are used-see