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Tips for Manual Handling

TIps for Manual Handling by TripleCN Community Nursing and Support Services

Hey there, fellow caregivers! Welcome to another round of “Team Tips”. When it comes to manual handling, ensuring the safety of both the lifter and the participant is paramount. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind.

Tip 1: Consider the type of sling required

Before lifting or moving a participant, it is crucial to assess their specific needs and determine the type of sling that will provide adequate support and comfort.

Tip 2: Take into account any individual needs of participants

Each individual may have unique requirements or limitations, so it is important to be aware of these factors before engaging in manual handling tasks.

Tip 3: Position the lifter on a flat surface for safety

To prevent accidents or injuries during manual handling, always ensure that the lifter is standing on a stable and flat surface before attempting to lift or move a participant.

Tip 3: Communicate effectively throughout the process

Clear communication between the lifter and participant is key to ensuring a safe and successful manual handling procedure. Make sure both parties understand their roles and responsibilities during the task.

By following these tips and prioritising safety at all times, manual handling can be carried out efficiently and without unnecessary risks!

If you or a team member needs some training, reach out to our team.

Kind regards,

Marth Ballard and the TripleCN Community Nursing and Supports Team

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