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Educational Programmes and Courses

Arjo offer a wide range of educational programmes which provide identified caregivers with practical knowledge and skills on relevant topics within various health and social care environments. Example courses are outlined below; these can also be tailor-made to suit your specific needs.

Single Handed Care Course

This 2 day course will provide delegates with practical solutions to undertake single handed care, where appropriate, within their workplace.

Why choose the 2 day single handed care course?

  • Problem solving skills related to single handed care situations
  • Information related to current best practice and national guidelines related to single caregiver situations
  • Safer handling principles and techniques to enable safe movement of a person in single handed caregiver scenarios
  • Instruction and practice in use of equipment which assists safe single caregiver transfers

Hoist Awareness Day

This 1 day course will provide delegates with practical solutions to undertake safe assessment and use of hoists within their workplace.

Why choose the 1 day hoist awareness training package?

  • To gain information on up to date legislation and best practice guidelines related to the use of hoists and slings within healthcare facilities
  • To gain information and understanding on assessment criteria when choosing the right hoist and sling for a person
  • To have an opportunity to practice safe handling techniques when fitting slings on a person – lying in the bed, sitting in the chair, on the floor and using the hoist to transfer

Plus Size Study Day

This study day will provide delegates with an introductory toolkit of practical solutions to help them and their colleagues address the safe patient handling and mobility needs of plus size people within health and social care. Based upon a mixture of evidence based practice, case study presentations and practical hands on sessions, the study day will enable the delegate to identify solutions for the management of plus size person within health and social care.

Why choose the 1 day Introduction to the Management of a Plus Size Person?

  • Attending the study day will support delegates to understand terminology, local demographics, body shapes regarding plus size people
  • Prescribe suitable plus size solutions to meet the needs of the individual
  • Evidence based using national and international best practice from leading experts and organisations
  • Practice with the use of people handling equipment to meet current legislative requirements
  • Utilises robust training records and documentation processes
  • Use of standardised assessment ‘tools’ such as the Mobility Gallery™ and the Handbook of Transfers to assist with pragmatic handling assessments as well as solution identification