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Moving and Handling Bariatric Clients

21 January - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fully funded

One day

Course Description

This course is designed for staff who work in the care setting with bariatric clients who struggle with mobility, both short and long term. Delegates will have been trained in the moving and handling of people within the last year and this course will raise awareness of the implications of size on mobility; risk assessment and safer handling practices.  The course will be tailored to the needs of the delegates and would therefore be appropriate to staff working in a variety of areas such as 24-hour care settings; domiciliary care; day / resource centres.

Learning Outcomes

This course introduces the problems, techniques and strategies for moving and handling the bariatric person. Special factors of co-morbidities will be discussed, and their impact on the methods of transfer selected. Issues around equality and dignity will be worked through in a workshop format.

Special equipment and information about the environment will be discussed, as will the ergonomic requirements for such situations. Time will be devoted to demonstration and practice of assisting transfers for larger people, with an opportunity to work with the “bariatric suit”.


It is expected from the learners to take part in group discussions and activities.

This course is best suited for those who have previous experience in moving and handling.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this course is fully funded for Standard, Silver and Gold members only. Associate Members will incur a cost for this training. For more details, please email enquiries@hcpa.info before booking.

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21 January
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Managers, Training Co-ordinators, HR staff, Deputy staff, Senior staff, Care Staff, Team Leaders, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice