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New research paper explores misconceptions in manual handling

In association with both the University of Salford and HFH Consulting, Prism Medical UK has published an excellent research paper ‘Exploring the Manual Handling Myth’ that examines many misconceptions in the area of the manual handling of patients.

Within the paper the debate concerning the implications of double handed handling comes under the spotlight in terms of cost implications to service providers working with tightening budgets and the ever increasing numbers requiring their care.

Unveiled at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on the 1st of April, the paper pulls together the opinions and findings of industry specialists alongside case studies that examine considerations, including:

Industrywide misconceptions in patient moving & handling

Outdated attitudes relating to the need for 2 carers

Widescale gaps in carer knowledge when using specialist moving equipment

This is a very worthwhile research document that explores many pertinent areas that the industry must take on board, debate and learn from.

Please feel free to download Exploring the Manual Handling Myth [799KB]

Jo Mellson MSc, Dip Cot, SROT, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Salford
Jean Phillips BHSc Hons, Cert Ed, SROT, Assistant Director, HFH Consulting
Norma Richardson BA Hons, Cert Ed, RN, Training & Development Manager, Prism Medical UK

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