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    Caring Practices

    As a care home manager you’re responsible for ensuring that good caring practices are set in your organisation. Unfortunately we hear many nursing home owners speak of tearing their hair our because they simply cant make training stick with their staff.

    Trainers come and go but nothing changes, staff do what they did before and carry on the same old way.

    Personalised Training

    Have you heard of personalised training? Our trainers don’t just go through the motions, they ask what specific challenges your staff are having right now and then provide practical training and solutions for those needs. In care environments there are a vast range of complexities and differing needs of individuals. Therefore specific training to those needs is of great benefit to carer staff.

    Importance of training

    Employers need to make sure that staff receive adequate training and information on people moving and handling. Practical training has an important role to play in ensuring that staff have the skills and confidence to hoist people safely. In addition to practicing with the equipment selection and use, staff need to understand the principles of hoisting, the potential risks, how to use the specific equipment they have in their workplace and how to implement individual handling plans.

    It is important that supervisors also receive training so that they are able to monitor, identify and correct poor practice.

    Who benefits from training?

    Some of the key areas identified as benefiting from training are as follows:

    Management – Compliance with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (Staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury.

    Carer staff – Have more confidence in handling patients/residents, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury. Achieve consistent care standards.

    Patients/Residents – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved well-being, are more comfortable during manual handling.

    Contact us today – We have training covered

    Our trainers are here to help you.

    Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk

    Patient Hoisting

    Concerned about what can go wrong during hoisting?

    Don’t run the risk of injury

    There are a multitude of things that can potentially go wrong during a hoisting procedure. The consequences of incidents that occur during hoisting very often include injury to both the patient and carer staff.  Therefore it is key that staff receive the adequate training and information on people moving and handling. Practical training has an important role to play in ensuring that staff have the skills and confidence to hoist people safely. In addition to practising equipment selection and use, staff need to understand the principles of hoisting, the potential risks, how to use the specific equipment they have in their workplace and how to implement individual handling plans.

    What can go wrong during hoisting?

    Some of the things that can potentially go wrong during a hoisting procedure include:

    • Selection of the wrong size sling – resulting in discomfort if the sling is too small and a risk of the person slipping through the sling if it is too large.
    • Selection of the wrong type of hoist or sling for the individual, or for the specific task – resulting in inadequate support and increased risk of falling from the sling. For example, access/toileting slings give a great degree of access but very little support and their use should therefore be restricted to toileting purposes, where appropriate.
    • Incompatibility of the hoist and sling – resulting in insecure attachment between the two. For example, incorrectly attaching a loop on a sling to a spreader bar designed for a clip attachment, or attaching a clip on a sling to a spreader bar designed to take a loop attachment.
    • Failure of equipment due to poor maintenance, lack of inspection, inappropriate laundering processes or as a result of inadequate repair or modification.
    • Leaving a vulnerable person unattended in a hoist, or in a position where they might be at risk of falling from the bed or chair.
    • Hoist overturning when manoeuvring over difficult surfaces, transporting an individual over a long distance on a hoist, or not following manufacturer’s instructions for use or safe systems of work.
    • Not using the safety harness/attachment (if the sling specified for the individual has one).
    • Instability when moving someone on a mobile hoist – resulting in them striking objects. This is likely to cause injury, especially to those with vulnerable skin, and will increase the risk of a fall or overturn. In many cases, assessment will show that two handlers are required: one to operate the hoist; the other to help steady things and, where needed, support the person’s lower legs to keep them in a safe position when moving from one place to another. Importantly, they can also provide direct reassurance to the person being hoisted to maintain their co-operation and reduce the likelihood of them contributing to unstable movement.

    Personalised Training

    Have you heard of personalised training? Our trainers don’t just go through the motions, they ask what specific challenges your staff are having right now and then provide practical training and solutions for those needs. In care environments there are a vast range of complexities and differing needs of individuals, therefore specific training to those needs is of great benefit to carer staff.

    Contact us today – We have training covered

    For further information or to speak to one of our trainers call 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk

    Reduce the chances of musculoskeletal disorders with staff

    Safe moving and handling

    If you work in a health and social care setting then it’s likely that you spend a significant amount of your time moving and handling residents, patients and service users. Whether you’re using specialist equipment, such as hoists and EPBs, or simply assisting a person to move into and out of a wheelchair, it’s essential that you understand how to carry out the task safely and correctly.

    Moving and Handling training will provide you and your staff with safe manual handling practices so that they know how to carry out an individual risk assessment, use equipment safely, reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders and always keep your patients / residents comfort and safety at the forefront of their mind.

    Training ensures that care environments become safer places for carers, nurses, patients/residents, indeed everyone!

    Startling Statistics

    Did you know that according to the HSE a staggering 8.9 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result of musculoskeletal injuries? This means that over 507,000 workers suffering from work related back or other muscular injuries. Alarming statistics for sectors such as social care where manual handling is common.

    Importance of training

    Employers need to make sure that staff receive adequate training and information on people moving and handling. Practical training has an important role to play in ensuring that staff have the skills and confidence to hoist people safely. In addition to practicing equipment selection and use, staff need to understand the principles of hoisting, the potential risks, how to use the specific equipment they have in their workplace and how to implement individual handling plans.

    It is important that supervisors also receive training so that they are able to monitor, identify and correct poor practice.

    Who benefits from training?

    Some of the key areas identified as benefiting from training are as follows:

    Management – Compliance with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (Staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury.

    Carer staff – Have more confidence in handling patients/residents, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury. Achieve consistent care standards.

    Patients/Residents – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved well-being, are more comfortable during manual handling.

    Contact us today – We have training covered

    Our trainers are here to help you.

    Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk

    Practical Sling and Hoisting Training for Care Homes

    Renewed confidence for your carers and patients

    The moving and handling of patients / residents with varying needs and disabilities is a challenging one, especially in care homes. The safety of patients and carers alike is a constant concern to everyone.

    Moving and handling training ensures that care environments become safer places for carers, nurses, patients/residents, indeed everyone!

    Drawing on years of experience, we have developed training courses to educate staff, minimise injuries and maintain carer and patient/resident safety at all times. With courses structured to your needs, our training programmes offer value for money together with serious practical advice. Hands-on training with scenario based outcomes ensure carer staff have time to practice and develop real skills for the real situations that they will encounter in care home environments. We have skilled trainers available, who are all experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges you face.

    Who benefits from training?

    Some of the key areas identified as benefiting from training are as follows:

    Management – Compliance with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (Staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury.

    Carer staff – Have more confidence in handling patients/residents, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury. Achieve consistent care standards.

    Patients/Residents – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved well-being, are more comfortable during manual handling.

    See more what the Royal College of Nursing says as to training. 

    Customer Testimonials

    Great to be able to share some customer testimonials from a recent training session with our assessor/trainer Kevin……….

    • “Kevin was very professional and did not make us feel uncomfortable. I felt relaxed and learnt new points which make a big difference to residents and staff in all aspects.” 
    • “The course was great, very informative and so easy to to link to the environment that I mainly use these skills. Kevin was very understanding to my injury and adapted the exercise so I could still participate and learn. The atmosphere was fun too.”
    • “Very enthusiastic trainer with good knowledge and experience , easy to engage in the course as it is presented very well.”
    • “Kevin made the training fun and interesting, made is suitable for our personal needs and the needs of the residents, would highly recommend.”
    • “The course was informative and practical, covering areas and situations we might encounter and thinking about posture throughout.”

    Needing practical sling training? – Contact us today!

    Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk, one of the team will be happy to assist you.

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    Reduce Staff Injuries and Maintain Patient Safety

    Reduce Staff Injuries and Maintain Patient Safety by Training

    Did you know that according to the HSE a staggering 8.9 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result of musculoskeletal injuries? This means that over 507,000 workers suffering from work related back or other muscular injuries. Alarming statistics for sectors such as social care where manual handling is common.

    Common concerns

    The costs and implications of back injuries to staff, should they occur, is a constant concern in any care environment. Not only is there sick pay (which could go on for a considerable period of time) but also the costs of temporary staff, disruption and even potential litigation. Even worse, if one of your residents was injured, how would this affect them? These cases of injury also impose ‘human’ costs (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life, associated distress, and, for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as the ‘financial’ costs.

    Training pays off

    Competency of staff in your Nursing Home will result in less work related stress and strain cutting injury and illness leave.  It also reduces the risks of injury not only to the patient but also the carer or nurse.

    An investment in knowledge and training pays off!

    Quote: CFO: “What happens if we train them and they leave?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t train them and they stay?”

    Who benefits from Moving and Handling Training?

    Everybody!

    • Management – Complying with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (saving staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury
    • Staff – Have more confidence in handling patients, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury.
    • Residents – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved wellbeing, are more comfortable during handling.

    Contact us today

    For further information contact us on 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk

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    Training for safe student moving and handling in schools

    Fresh confidence for your staff and your students

    The moving and handling of students with varying needs and disabilities is a challenging one, especially in schools. The students safety while on the schools premises is a constant concern to everyone.

    Our new moving and handling division ensures that your environments become safer places for carers, staff and students alike. Drawing on years of experience, we have developed a unique portfolio of training courses to educate staff, minimise injuries and maintain carer and student safety at all times. With courses structured to your needs, our training programmes offer value for money together with serious practical advice. Hands-on training with scenario based outcomes ensure carer staff have time to practice and develop real skills for the real situations that they will encounter in your school. We have skilled trainers available, who are all experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges you face.

    Who benefits from training?

    Some of the key areas that we have identified as benefiting from training are as follows:

    Management – Compliance with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (Staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury.

    Carer staff – Have more confidence in handling students, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury. Achieve consistent care standards.

    Students – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved well-being, are more comfortable during manual handling.

    See more what the Royal College of Nursing says as to training. 

    Customer Testimonials

    Good to share a few testimonials of a recent training at a school…..

    • “Very Relevant and informative, Great delivery.”
    • “The course was fun but very informative, the role-play was excellent as it made the group think about the practical issues and how to solve them.”
    • “Kevin was a fantastic trainer, he made it fun, it was easy to understand.”
    • “An entertaining, factual and practical training which has prepared my staff well for their hoisting training role.”
    • “The course was fantastic, I feel more comfortable with hoisting now.”

    Needing Training? – Contact us today

    For further information give us a call today on 0800 298 6000 or drop us a line to sales@multicaremedical.co.uk, we will be glad to hear from you!

    Alternatively simply complete the for below and we will contact you.

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    Safe Patient Moving and Handling Training

    Safe Patient Moving and Handling Training

    Customer Feedback……..

    “Kevin certainly knows his stuff! I work for a busy service, assessing clients who present with complex moving & handling needs. Our service have used Kevin for sling assessments and moving & handling training for a number of years. He is innovative, reliable and always finds a solution. I always find him to be extremely diligent and professional. He has a sound clinical knowledge base and an exceptional knowledge for all his products. He takes into account the client’s holistic needs during assessments, while also supporting our team, which is of paramount importance. Kevin has an excellent manner with all clients and families and his passion for this field is evident.”

    Training for life – What we offer

    Training for life – Our new moving and handling division ensures that your environments become safer places for staff / carers / nurses and patients.  Drawing on our extensive experience, we have developed a unique portfolio of training courses to educate staff, minimise injuries and maintain patient safety at all times. With courses structured to your needs, our training programmes offer value for money together with serious practical advice.  Hands-on training with scenario based outcomes ensure staff / carers / nurses have time to practice and develop real skills for the real situations that they will encounter in your organisation. We have skilled trainers available, all of whom are experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges you face.

    Here to help!

    The good news – we are here to help you with your training challenges – Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or simply complete the form below with your enquiry:

    Training for life

    Training for life – SEN Schools and Mainstream Education

    Training for life

    Moving and Handling Training for Special Needs – Multicare Medical is delighted to present our new SEN Staff Training Programme, empowering school environments to become better and safer places for staff and students.  Drawing on our extensive experience, we have developed a unique portfolio of training courses to educate staff, minimise injuries and maintain student safety, dignity and confidence. With courses structured to your needs, our training programmes offer value for money together with serious practical advice.  Hands-on training with real life-based scenarios ensure carers and teachers have time to practice and develop real skills for the real situations that they will encounter in your school. We have skilled trainers available, all of whom are experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges your staff face.

    The Hidden Costs – minimise the risks

    Have you ever considered the cost and implications of a back injury to a member of your staff?  Not only sick pay (which could go on for a considerable period of time) but the costs of temporary staff, disruption and even potential litigation.  Even worse, if one of your students was injured, how would this affect them and impact your school’s reputation? Cases of injury also impose ‘human’ costs (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life, associated distress, and, for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as the ‘financial’ costs. As a responsible person, how can you ensure your school does not suffer these costs?

    Who benefits from training?

    Some of the key areas that we have identified as benefiting from training are as follows:

    Management – Compliance with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (Staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury. Help with the production of Risk Assessments and associated documentation.

    Carer staff – Have more confidence in handling students, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury. Achieve consistent care standards.

    Students – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved wellbeing, are more comfortable during manual handling.

    See more what the Royal College of Nursing says as to training. 

    Here to help you!

    The good news – we are here to help you with your training and manual handling challenges – Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or simply complete the form below with your enquiry.

    PS: Why not host a ‘sling clinic’ where students’ slings can be assessed for suitability?

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    Moving and Handling Training – Help is at Hand!

    Reduce Staff Injuries and Maintain Patient Safety

    Did you know that according to the HSE a staggering 8.9 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result of musculoskeletal injuries? This means that over 507,000 workers suffering from work related back or other muscular injuries. An alarming statistic for sectors such as social care where manual handling is common. With the regulatory and financial pressures on the care sector no one can afford to ignore these realities.

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    Hidden Costs of back injuries

    Have you ever thought about the cost and implication of a back injury to your organisation?  Not only is there sick pay (which could go on for a considerable period of time) but also the costs of temporary staff, disruption and even potential litigation.  Even worse, if one of your residents was injured, how would this affect them and how would your reputation fare? These cases of injury also impose ‘human’ costs (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life, associated distress, and, for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as the ‘financial’ costs. As a responsible person, what are you doing to ensure your organisation does not suffer these costs?

    Help is at hand! – New Training Solution from Multicare Medical.

    Following extensive research, we have developed a unique portfolio of Moving and Handling training courses to ensure that you, your staff or your residents don’t become another injury statistic.

    With a structured outline but tailored to your needs our portfolio of courses offer value for money together with serious practical advice.  Hands on training with scenario based outcomes ensure your staff have time to practice and develop real skills for real situations that they can use in your organisation.

    Call us today for a discussion on how we can help you prevent back injuries in your organization.

    • Choose from our different training options
      • Moving and handling of people
      • Moving and handling of people update
      • Moving and handling hoist training

    We have skilled trainers available, all of whom have had excellent feedback from our customers.  They are experienced in moving and handling and are able to offer solutions to the unique challenges you are facing.

    Contact us for more information on the available courses and to book in your training session.

    See more what the Royal College of Nursing says as to training.

    Training pays off

    Competency of staff in your Nursing Home will result in less work related stress and strain cutting injury and illness leave.  It also reduces the risks of injury not only to the patient but also the carer or nurse.

    An investment in knowledge and training pays off!

    Quote: CFO: “What happens if we train them and they leave?” CEO: “What happens if we don’t train them and they stay?”

    Who benefits from Moving and Handling Training?

    Everybody!

    • Management – Complying with the law, peace of mind, increased efficiency (saving staff time), reduced likelihood of litigation and associated costs from injury
    • Staff – Have more confidence in handling patients, have more time due to the increased efficiency, are kept safer and have less risk of injury.
    • Residents – Are kept safer, are cared for better, have improved wellbeing, are more comfortable during handling.

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