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The following resources are available for viewing/downloading. Some of these resources have been acquired as a result of client/patient handling community of practice webinars, conference presentations, or are resources/products created by CRE-MSD or the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA). To view past webinars, go to the community of practice events page.
NEW! Evaluation of Mobility and Handling Training for Personal Support Workers
The Evaluation of Mobility and Handling Training for Personal Support Workers (PDF) is a framework that was developed with the engagement of the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP), comprised of over 800 healthcare providers from across the healthcare continuum. Funded by a CRE-MSD seed grant, this framework is designed to assist in evaluating mobility and handling training for personal support workers, with specific reference to sit-to-stand training (although the principles apply to other core skills). Core to this framework is its 'restorative approach' to care - engaging a client to the greatest possible extent in their own mobility and daily activities.
Critical sections of training identified are:
- Content (e.g. core principles and knowledge on human movement; selection of approach for transfer with reference to the care plan; and physical preparation of environment, equipment and people)
- Presentation and approach to training
- Assessor's summary of caregiver's performance
- Next steps for improving training
Download the framework: Evaluation of Mobility and Handling Training for Personal Support Workers (PDF)
Articles and fact sheets
PSHSA Community Care MSD Web tutorial (provides frontline care givers with an introduction to ergonomics and the MSD risks posed during client handling and client care)
The following resources are presentations and videos from the October 26, 2015 conference Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Healthcare Sector.
Presentations and videos
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