Coronavirus update

Following the recent covid-19 announcement regarding the closure of non-essential businesses, we would like to reassure our customers that as suppliers of essential emergency equipment to the healthcare sector, we are still open for business.

While our aim is to continue to provide an uninterrupted service, we will continue to monitor the ever changing situation while taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of both our staff and customers.

Safe patient handling in health and social care

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Training in the safe moving and handling of patients/residents is essential for caregivers, so not to cause injury to themselves or the person in their care.

According to the HSE report for 2014/15 each year in the health and social care sector there are 86,000 self-reported non-fatal workplace injuries, with 27% of these involving lifting and handling. (http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/healthservices/health.pdf?pdf=health)

The most common injuries carers experience are to the lower back caused by incorrect manual handling practices. These injuries can take a long time to heal and can lead to costly staff absences.

How can these risks be managed?

Thorough 'hands on' moving and handling training, will teach  staff to perform necessary tasks in the safest possible manner. 

Using a ‘live’ volunteer during training sessions, with inexperienced staff can pose a risk in itself. Therefore the use of a specialist manikin is the safest way for staff to learn and practice techniques without risking injury to themselves or a ‘live’ volunteer.

Our patient handling manikins have been specially designed to give the users the feel of a real patient/resident during training exercises - without the need for a human volunteer. Ideal for use during all aspects of patient handling training, from safe repositioning and hoisting to emergency evacuation product training.

For more information visit https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/c/training or contact us info@hospitalaids.co.uk