Learning for Life: Handling patients

first_img Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attendingcourses, study days and workshops; or informally, through private study andreflection. Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keepingup-to-date with what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting andidentifying what you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. Which of the following is NOT a qualitative research design? a) Grounded theory b) Randomised control trial c) Ethnographic study d) Case study 2. Lifting techniques are regarded as controversial if they are: a) Incorrect, condemned or inappropriate b) Incorrect, condemned or unsafe c) Inappropriate, condemned or unsafe d) Incorrect, unsafe or inappropriate 3. Which one of the following was NOT one of the concepts that the Backat Work project was based on? a) The promotion of good staff health b) Training awareness c) Identifying the causes of musculoskeletal health d) Prevention of injury 4. In patient/client handling, which piece of equipment needs regularadjusting for safe handling? a) Brakes on trolleys b) Wheelchair seats c) Height of chairs d) Height of beds 5. Using a hoist to lift a patient/client could be regarded as: a) Undignified b) Unprofessional c) Unsatisfactory d) Unusual 6. What percentage of HSE prosecutions and improvement notices were dueto deficiency in training? a) 22% b) 32% c) 42% d) 52% 7. The HSE makes recommendations for safer patient handling, which needsto be focused on core skills such as: a) Management training b) Basic nursing care c) Models of nursing d) Communication and body language 8. Haptonomy is derived from which language? a) Latin b) French c) Greek d) German 9. What is the main thrust of the new RCN manual handling guidance? a) Competencies b) Research c) Safe systems of work d) Personal development 10. When reading research, what should one do? a) See who carried out the research b) Look at the sample size c) Check the number of references d) Critically appraise the work Feedback1) b – Refresh your knowledge of the different types ofresearch and discuss with your colleagues the various methods and their meritsin OH. 2) c – If you read chapter three in the Hignet 2003 book, youwill find it is devoted to these controversial lifts. 3) b 4) d – Simplethings such as adjusting the height of the bed when handling patients are oftenforgotten. A poll at the conference confirmed this. It may be worth observingsome people at work to see if they adjust the height of the bed. 5) a –Dignity and human rights are important factors to consider with regards tousing patient handling equipment. Read further about patient care and dignity. 6)b – Review the manual handling training in your place of work. Decidewhether it is up-to-date, takes enough regard of the process of risk assessmentand reaches all employees that require it. 7) d 8) c – Explore thistopic further using the websites given in the text on page 24. 9) a –Obtain a copy of the new RCN document and use it as a basis with which toreview the patient/client handling policy and training in your organisation. 10)d – Critical appraisal skills are essential for reading research and eachof the answers are needed to carry out the appraisal. Are you happy with yourappraisal skills? If not, consider taking further training in this area. Comments are closed. Learning for Life: Handling patientsOn 1 Aug 2003 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img