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Code: PCC/20/602 Handling of People Course for informal carers and non-agency staff (personal assistants) (EVENT FULL)

1. Theory
• Posture Awareness: Anatomy and physiology of the back to explain occurrence of back pain and significance of the 5 principles of handling to maintain spine in line (posture, head, elbows, knees, feet)
• Information about the manual handling legislation, manual handling risk assessment processes and documentation
• The definition of core, controversial, condemned techniques

2. Practical
• Demonstrations and practice of handling techniques

1. The morning session (09.30 - 12.30) will provide basic handling skills to transfer a person from one seated position to another seated position and to get a person off the floor.
The theory will be covered and then the following techniques, involving minimal assistance will be demonstrated, with opportunity to practice:

a. Transferring from one seated position to another
• Independently with verbal prompting
• Physical assistance with a variety of standing aids for example Rotundas and Stedys.

b. Getting off the floor
• Independently with verbal prompting
• Using the Mangar Elk (inflatable cushion

2. Those requiring more complex handling skills can stay for the afternoon session (13.00 - 16.00); this will include techniques to reposition in bed and using hoists


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 May 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Paulsgrove Housing Office (Discovery Training Room) Map

Code: PCC/20/614 MCA Ethical Framework -Assessing Capacity in COVID-times

The MCA- Ethical Framework Assessing Capacity in COVID-times Zoom workshop had been specifically designed to support Qualified Social Workers and other practitioners OT who are involved in Assessing Capacity during Coronavirus lockdown

This course gives practical advice, uses case studies and group discussion to explore and consolidate the recent guidance issued to ASC on Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity (Department of Health & Social Care).


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 May 2020 09:30 - 12:30 No Venue Map