Reply To: ACC Workshops @ Move It Again! 2018

Ann Newsom

1 Physiotherapist /Moving and Handling Adviser
2 Lack of training for Trainors who orientate new staff They Need to have a certificate in Moving and Handling
which is updated like a first aid one.
Lack of appropriate equipment and low staffing ratios relative to acuity of patients.
Frequent staff changes leading to lack of consistency
3 yes we do have annual moving and handling updates of an hour for clinical and non clinical staff these are given by the physiotherapist who also sees all new registered nurses, All incidents related to moving and Handling which result in staff injuries are referred to the Health and safety meeting and then to the physio for review .
Ann Newsom Physiotherapist Therapy Professionals Christchurch
I would be interested in the harm reduction action plan