Safe moving and handling of patients: an interprofessional approach
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Safe moving and handling of patients: an interprofessional approach

Matthew P Anderson Medical student, Centre for Medical Education
Susan Carlisle Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Clare Thomson E-learning developer, Department of General Practice
Catherine Ross Teaching assistant, Clinical Skills Education Centre, Centre for Medical Education
Helen J Reid Academic GP registrar, Department of General Practice
Nigel D Hart Senior clinical lecturer, Department of General Practice; Queen’s University Belfast
Angela Clarke Manual handling specialist/ergonomics adviser, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast

A gap in the medical undergraduate curriculum on safe moving and handling of patients was identified, and a project to enhance moving and handling education for undergraduates in various healthcare disciplines was undertaken. A team of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and e-learning professionals developed a cross-discipline e-learning resource, piloted with medical and nursing students at Queen’s University Belfast. One outcome of the project was the development of a deeper recognition of the common curriculum across healthcare disciplines.

Nursing Standard. 28, 46,37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.46.37.e8663

Received: 05 December 2013

Accepted: 25 March 2014

Published in print: 16 July 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review