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View Unit : Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

Unit
Unit Reference Number
J/601/8027
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
26
Unit Credit Value
4
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's QCF Assessment Principles

Learning outcomes 3, 4 and 5 must be assessed in a real work environment

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals

1.1

Outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning of individuals

1.2

Describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual

2

Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals

2.1

Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals

2.2

Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this

3

Be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals

3.1

Access up-to-date copies of risk assessment documentation

3.2

Carry out preparatory checks using:

• the individual’s care plan

• the moving and handling risk assessment

3.3

Identify any immediate risks to the individual

3.4

Describe actions to take in relation to identified risks

3.5

Describe what action should be taken if the individual’s wishes conflict with their plan of care in relation to health and safety and their risk assessment

3.6

Prepare the immediate environment ensuring

• adequate space for the move in agreement with all concerned

• that potential hazards are removed

3.7

Apply standard precautions for infection prevention and control

4

Be able to prepare individuals before moving and positioning

4.1

Demonstrate effective communication with the individual to ensure that they

• understand the details and reasons for the action/activity being undertaken

• agree the level of support required

4.2

Obtain valid consent for the planned activity

5

Be able to move and position an individual

5.1

Follow the care plan to ensure that the individual is positioned

• using the agreed technique

• in a way that will avoid causing undue pain or discomfort

5.2

Demonstrate effective communication with any others involved in the manoeuvre

5.3

Describe the aids and equipment that may be used for moving and positioning

5.4

Use equipment to maintain the individual in the appropriate position

5.5

Encourage the individual’s active participation in the manoeuvre

5.6

Monitor the individual throughout the activity so that the procedure can be stopped if there is any adverse reaction

5.7

Demonstrate how to report and record the activity noting when the next positioning manoeuvre is due

6

Know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning an individual

6.1

Describe when advice and/or assistance should be sought to move or handle an individual safely

6.2

Describe what sources of information are available about moving and positioning individuals

Equivalent Units
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2.4.6.0L