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Consumer Choice, Dignity and Risk

This three-hour interactive workshop, will give you the confidence to support a client's dignity and life choices whilst successfully meeting accreditation standards and defending your duty of care as...
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NDS COVID-19 Fast Facts Briefings (Queensland)

In an effort to support providers in understanding the implications of COVID-19 we are bringing you a weekly sector briefing.
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Workforce in the Disability Sector National Virtual Conference 2020

How will COVID-19 affect the sector going forward? What are the implications and how can we address them? Find out at the Workforce in the Disability Sector National Conference.  Limited places. Register...

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Manual Handling for Disability Support Workers

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Location: National (Online)
Date: 1/01/2020 to 31/12/2020

This e-learning module explores manual handling techniques for supporting people with disability.

Developed as part of an NDS Member Collaboration, this awareness e-learning module for Disability Support Workers addresses what makes a manual task hazardous and how to manage the risks associated with it. With a number of demonstrative videos and interactive activities, topic areas include:

  • Managing risk associated with hazardous manual tasks
  • Personal Care
  • Mobility
  • Transportation

The module includes a short assessment required for course completion.

A video library compliments the course. The video library includes demonstration of the following tasks:

  1. Risk Management - 4 step application and transfer using a transfer belt
  2. Undressing
  3. Showering
  4. Drying
  5. Dressing
  6. Lying to sitting
  7. Positioning the lower limb of the customer for rolling
  8. Positioning the upper limb of the customer for rolling
  9. Rolling the client towards the worker
  10. Rolling the client away from the worker
  11. Assist to stand front
  12. Assist to stand back
  13. Assist to stand side
  14. Using a transfer belt to stand
  15. Sit to stand with walking frame
  16. Assisted walking
  17. Walking the a transfer belt
  18. Walking with aid - walking frame
  19. walking with aid - walking stick
  20. Assisted sitting
  21. Assisted sitting with a transfer belt
  22. Repositioning a person in a wheelchair
  23. Moving a customer using a hoist
  24. Using a slide sheet
  25. Assisting a weight-bearing person in and out of the car
  26. Loading and unloading a wheelchair from a minibus
  27. Set up of wheelchair – folding and unfolding
  28. Pushing a wheelchair
  29. Going down a step-kerb in a wheelchair
  30. Going up a step-kerb in a wheelchair
  31. Using brakes on gradients
  32. Using a wheelchair transfer board
  33. Transportation of Wheelchairs on different surfaces

Fee structure:
Individual access: Free until 30 June 2020 via registration on the Learner Management System which includes a Completion Certificate (normally $70 + GST per person)
Organisation access: NDS Members, discounted to $2708 + GST until 30 June 2020. Unlimited users for a 12 month period accessed via the NDS Learner Management System (normally $3250 + GST)
Non-members, discounted to $4,062 + GST until 30 June 2020. Unlimited users for a 12 month period accessed via the NDS Learner Management System (normally $4,875 + GST)

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