Patient handling techniques

Course Code: KMS I 6 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Physical Health and Rehabilitation • Field of study: Kinetotheraphy and special Motricity
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petronela Lacramioara Haisan
Seminar tutor: Petronela Lacramioara Haisan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the learning and consolidation of the main techniques and methods of patient handling
Educate the ability to use correct specialized language terminology
Knowledge and application of the main techniques for handling the patient

Course Entry Requirements:

Not applicable

Course contents:

Maneuvers, postures - 2 hours; 2. Types of postures depending on the diagnosis - 2 hours; 3. Posture of the neurological patient in ipsilateral and heterolateral decubitus - 2 hours; 4. Posture of the neurological patient in supine position and sitting - 2 hours; 5. Position in the wheelchair - 2 hours; 6. Assisted release of pressure zones - 2 hours; 7. Postures in cardiovascular and lung diseases - 2 hours 8. Transfer of patients, income in a sitting position, transfer by orthostatic pivoting, transfer by pivoting with bent knees, transfer with the help of the transfer board - 2 hours; 9. Transfer of patients from the trolley to the floor, from the floor to the chair, transfer of patients with a high degree of dependence, assisted transfer by 2 people, transfer by mechanical lift - 2 hours; 10. Lifting in orthostatism - 2 hours 11. Walking aids: parallel bars, walking frame, crutches, sticks - 2 hours 12. Re-education of gait with means of assistance: parallel bars, fixed or mobile frame - 2 hours 13. Re-education of walking with crutches or cane, with crutches on steps, getting on or off the car - 2 hours 14. Applying the elastic bandage - 2 hours

Teaching methods:

Interactive lecture, PP presentation, video exemplifications, discussions, practical rehabilitation programs

Learning outcomes:

Students should be able, after attending this course, to have theoretical and practical knowledge in techniques and methods of patient handling to carry out an objective evaluation and an rehabilitation program on their own.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Seminar - Final evaluation - Grade for attending the seminars and present a practical video - 50% from the final grade.

Recommended reading:

Pat A., Evidence-Based Patient Handling: Techniques and Equipment, Routledge, -, 2002, 240.
MacGregor, H., Moving and Handling Patients at a Glance, John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, United States, 144, 2016.
Nelson, Audrey L., The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Springer Publishing, -, 2009, 224.