This introductory course is designed specifically for Primary Care workers, working on the front line in the healthcare sector. The main parts of the course cover the practicalities of moving and handling in the workplace, specifically for patients.
- Know the legislation for moving and handling within the workplace
- Know how to do a patient risk assessment, why this should be done, and understand the patient’s needs when being moved and handled
- Know how to carry out a patient assessment within Primary Care
What is Primary & Secondary Care?
Primary care is the first point of contact for someone when they contract an illness, suffer an injury or experience symptoms that are new to them. It is generally regarded as the ‘gateway’ to receiving more specialist care. This contact will be with a GP, Dentist or Optician.
Secondary care is a patient who has been provided with primary care may be referred to a secondary care professional – a specialist with expertise on the patient’s issue. These are consultant-led services which include psychology, psychiatry and orthopaedics.