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Care of the Back & Manual Handling Awareness

Suitable for all health and social care settings and for part time and full-time courses. Can be used for/with: staff wellbeing sessions, health education sessions,to complement Manual Handling sessions / other Health and Safety sessions.Ideal for new employees as part of in-house training.

PowerPoint 1 - Anatomy of the Spine Awareness (16 Slides)

Includes pictures of normal spine/discs and spinal conditions

PowerPoint 2 - Back Care and Moving and Handling AWARENESS (29 Slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Types of Injury, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, What is Manual Handling?, Assessment – What to Assess?, Assessing The Task
  • Assessing The Individual, Assessing The Load, Assessing The Environment, Home and Work, What Injuries Can We Get?, Causes of Back Pain
  • Abnormal Strains – Risk Factors, Common Problems and Solutions, Basic Lift (Diagonal Lift), Power Lift, Tripod Lift, Partial Squat Lift, The Golfers Lift, Straight Leg Lift
  • Overhead Lift, Pivot Technique, Contra-Indicating Factors for Injury, Good Handling Technique, References

PowerPoint 3 - Musculoskeletal Disorders – Back Pain (23 Slides) - Slide titles:

  • Introduction, Musculoskeletal Disorders, The Impact on Employment, Risk Assessment, Risk Assessment – Musculoskeletal Disorders, Risk Assessment – Main Risk Factors
  • Back Pain, Back Pain – Some Facts, Avoiding Activity, Back Pain – Some Further Facts, Bain Pain in The Care Setting Risk Factors - Administrative Duties
  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, Back Pain in The Care Setting Risk Factors - Care Duties (including Domestic) (3 slides)
  • Reducing Incidences of Back Pain Summary, Health and Safety Law, Legislation – Duty of Care, Where to Get More Information, References

PowerPoint 4 – Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Law (7 Slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (amended 2002), Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 (DSER) (amended 2002), References

PowerPoint 5 – Nursing Guidelines for Adults (19 Slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Code of Practice, Safer Handling Policies, Patient Risk Assessment, Back Injury Risk Factors, Risky Manual Handling, Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities, Numerical Guidelines, References

PowerPoint 6 – Staff Wellbeing – Physical Activity (8 Slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Prevalence of Back Pain, The Cost of Back Pain, Physical Activity Benefits, Benefits for You, Department of Health Recommendations, Further Information

PowerPoint 7 – Posture (12 Slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Good Posture, Standing, Standing – Correct Posture, Sitting at a Computer, Sitting in a Car, Lying in Bed, Where to Get More Information

Word Documents (6 Hand-outs)

  • Information and Resources, Musculoskeletal Disorders and The Law, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Posture, The Spine

All presentations included in this resource pack are fully referenced.

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