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SVPHM Manual Handling

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Stephen Anning

on 15 April 2015

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Transcript of SVPHM Manual Handling

What is Manual Handling (MH)?
'The term Manual Handling applies to any activity that requires the use of force exerted by a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any object'
OHS 2.5 Manual Handling Policy
OHS 2.6 Patient Manual Handling Protocol
Staff in the healthcare industry are at high risk of MH injury
most injuries are due to overexertion/physical stress due to patient MH
Think Safe. Stay Safe.
Manual Handling at SVPHM
77% of our Lost Time Hours in 2013 were directly related to Manual Handling
Types of injuries:
Neck & Shoulder
Manual Handling
Lost Time Injuries (LTIs)
56% of our LTIs are directly related to MH
or...6157 hours...lost
or... 3 full time staff members...lost
most clinical injuries occur during
pt transfers
contributing factors:
constant heavy physical lifting
moving & transferring of patients
awkward postures
poor physical environment & design
emotional attachment
All injuries are preventable
assist in reducing Manual Handling incidents
to ensure safe handling throughout SVPHM
to reduce the hazards & Manual Handling injuries & incidents
to comply with WHS legislative & regulatory requirements
Equipment for patient manual handling
Slide sheets
Pat slide
Bed movers
TED applicator
WorkSafe Victoria
most non-clinical injuries occur during
contributing factors:
constant heavy physical lifting
moving & transferring objects
awkward postures
poor physical environment & design
All injuries are preventable
How do we reduce our risk?
Assessment & use of correct equipment
Think safe. Stay safe.
you are required to complete an online quiz about Manual Handling. Then....
complete a practical assessment with your Manual Handling Coach
Existing staff
New staff
attend a practical information session prior to your assessment
Think Safe. Stay Safe
Mobile Hoist
Leg lifters
Jordan Frame
Bed Stick
Bed Rope
Tilt in Space Chair/
Princess Chair
Manual Handling Coaches
Resource for problem solving
Reduce the number of Manual Handling tasks
Encourage the patient to assist whenever possible
Ask for assistance
Use appropriate equipment for the task
Exert force as close to possible to self
Push and pull rather then lift
If you are unsure-
Manual Handling assessors
Manual Handling Co-ordinator
Role model for Manual Handling
To educate, guide & support staff to achieve best MH practice to obtain best outcomes for both staff & patients
MH experts who provide support & advice to all staff and the MH Coaches
Tilt in Space
practical assessments must be completed by all staff on a yearly basis
Stop & Think
Good posture
Feet apart
Stable position
Load close to waist
Keep head up
Avoid twisting or leaning
Put down, then adjust
Equipment for non-clinical manual handling
Standing Machine
Equipment for patient manual handling
Electric wheelchair
Ceiling hoist
Sterilising trolley
Non Clinical Flow Chart
(Please allow time for video to download then Click Play when white box appears)
Motorised Trolley
Motorised Trolley
Lifter - CSSD
Draft version
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