Australian Association for the Manual Handling of People
This workshop is designed for participants who have not been exposed to freestyle technique before. This specific technique is ideal for the repetitious bending, leaning forward, reaching, pulling and the many unique situations the health & community workers perform. It is specifically used as an alternate to squatting repetitiously, de-emphasising the use of the legs and actively recruits stabilisation muscles relevant to tasks. This system of training has been implemented successfully in healthcare settings including residential aged care, health service districts, domiciliary and home care and disability and special education services throughout QLD.
Utilising the recently learnt freestyle movements will then be facilitated. For example techniques for assisting to stand with variations will be used to demonstrate the potential power of the technique when compared to traditional approaches.
Other applications commonly requested include
Course designed for workers, trainers and educators involved with people handling tasks. Wear comfortable loose clothing as workshop will be interactive. Content designed for participants unfamiliar with freestyle technique and its applications to tasks.
Max number 25 (if room size allows this many!)
* Morning tea included
Have you ever wanted to get involved in the design process for a health or aged care facility but lacked the confidence to put your hand up?
Have you ever been involved in a health facility design project, but disappointed in the end result?
Do you want to find out about the Design Advisory Service approach to empowering health practitioners to add value to the design process?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this interactive half day workshop is for you. It will utilise strategic and practical lessons from a successful five year push to improve the design of new workplaces in health and aged care across Victoria, to enable safer handling of patients and residents.
The workshop is targeted to persons who may become involved in the design process including direct care staff working in the health industry; Project Managers; Architects; Managers involved in building design; Health and Safety Representatives and OHS Committee members.
*Morning tea included
Participants will be encouraged to suggest any other task related to the moving and handling of people for discussion, as time allows.
* Afternoon tea included
Anne Hardy is currently the Nurse Unit Manager of the Sterilizing Services at Knox Private Hospital. Anne has over 20 years experience in Perioperative services. She has a post graduate certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and Sterilization and Infection Control. After taking on the role of Sterilizing Services manager Anne was immediately struck by the amount of manual handling associated with orthopaedic loan sets and the perception of staff that it was all part of the job.
Anne and her staff have taken a systematic approach to the risk assessment of handling the loan sets and have implemented stategies to minimise the risk to all staff in the perioperative area.
Following workshops attended by representatives of the major stakeholders: Loan set companies; OHamp;S managers; Perioperative nurses; Loan set coordinators; Couriers; Worksafe(vic)and CSSD managers, a new proptotype Orthopaedic Instrument transport case has been developed This case has been designed for use with mechanical lifting devices that eliminate the need for any instrument tray to be lifted out of the container.
A Guidance note for the safe handling of Orthopaedic Surgical Instruments is now available on the Workcover website. This presentation will cover manual handling strategies with orthopaedic loan sets and demonstrate how heavy lifting associated with the processing of these instruments in the theatre and CSSD can be eliminated.
This 35 hour course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to encourage a cultural change in the workplace.
It highlights the concepts of
Room 312, Building 84a
University of Queensland
Schonell Dr, St Lucia 4067
3-6th November 2005
8.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.
*Early bird price applies to registrations made before 31st August 2005.