Unit 4222-232 Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care (HSC 2028) Outcome 1 Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals 1.
See health and social care assessment workbook page 59 task 2 2.
Assessment workbook page 60 task 3 ii
Outcome 2 Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals
The manual handling operations regulations 1992 require employers to avoid all manual handling where there is a risk of injury ‘so far as is reasonably practical’ Where manual handling cannot be avoided a risk assessment has to be carried out and everything that can be done to reduce the risk must be done. When carrying out manual handling tasks there also needs to be enough staff available and the correct equipment to carry out the task safely. Manual handling needs to be done jointly with the person being moved and they should do as much for themselves as they are able to and staff should do the minimum amount needed. Aids or supports available should be used to help the person do as much as they can for themselves.
When moving and handling a guest both the health and safety of themselves and the staff need to be considered. For example when hoisting there always needs to be two members of staff and the hoist and sling should be visually checked by staff before it is used. The equipment needed to move the guest safely should be stated in their care plan along with the amount of staff needed to support them; this ensures the experience is pain and distress free for the guest and staff will not injure themselves helping them.
Outcome 3 Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals 4. If a risk is identified before moving and positioning a guest such as a wet floor or a cluttered room these can easily be rectified by the staff member before moving and positioning, to make sure it’s safe. In the case of a risk such as faulty equipment it...
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