Outcome 1 Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals
1. Outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning of individuals
2. Describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual.
Outcome 2 Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals
1. Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals
2. Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this.
Outcome 3 Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals
1. Access up-to-date copies of risk assessment documentation
2. Carry out preparatory checks using:
The individual’s care plan
The moving and handling risk assessment
3. Identify any immediate risks to the individual
4. Describe actions to take in relation to identified risks
5. Describe what action should be taken if the individual’s wishes conflict with their plan of care
in relation to health and safety and their risk assessment
6. Prepare the immediate environment ensuring
Adequate space for the move in agreement with all concerned
That potential hazards are removed
7. Apply standard precautions for infection prevention and control.
Outcome 4 Be able to prepare individuals before moving and positioning
1. Demonstrate effective communication with the individual to ensure that they
understand the details and reasons for the action/activity being undertaken
agree the level of support required
2. Obtain valid consent for the planned activity.
Outcome 5 Be able to move and position an individual
1. Follow the care plan to ensure that the individual is positioned
using the agreed technique
in a way that will avoid causing undue pain or discomfort
2. Demonstrate effective communication with any others involved in the manoeuvre
3. Describe the aids and equipment that may be used for moving and positioning
4. Use equipment to maintain the individual in the appropriate position
5. Encourage the individual’s active participation in the manoeuvre
6. Monitor the individual throughout the activity so that the procedure can be stopped if there is any adverse reaction
7. Demonstrate how to report and record the activity noting when the next positioning manoeuvre is due.
Outcome 6 Know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning an individual
1. Describe when advice and/or assistance should be sought to move or handle an individual safely
2. Describe what sources of information are available about moving and positioning individuals.