Island Health New Employee Safe Patient Handling

This course helps learners apply best practices in safe patient handling, which helps reduce the risks associated with caring for patients. It includes information on overhead lifts, slings, and manual transfer techniques.

This course applies to:

  • Staff new to Island Health (VIHA).
  • Island Health staff who have been off work for 12 months or longer.
  • Island Health staff moving to a new role that involves the responsibilities listed below.
  • Employed Student Nurses moving to an Undergraduate role.
Do you have responsibility for transferring, respositioning, ambulating, mobilizing or transporting patients?

If YES, please register for an Island Health New Employee Safe Patient Handling session PRIOR TO handling patients on the unit on your first shift.

Please wear WORK attire, including safe work footwear as this is a practice session involving use of Overhead lifts and manual transfer techniques with equipment.

Please ensure you are rested and have had a minimum of 8 hours off work so you are alert to participate and travel safely to your session. Safety First – Thank You!


NEW ISLAND HEALTH (VIHA) Staff

Note: If you work at Cumberland Lodge, Mt. Waddington locations (Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Cormorant Island), Cairnsmore, Yucalta Lodge, Chemainus Health Care Centre-Extended Care, or West Coast General Hospital-Med/Surg, you must register for the Island Health New Employee Safe Patient Handling - Skills Demonstration course at your site(NOT the Island Health New Employee Safe Patient Handling course).

Note: If you are a Trillium Lodge or Dufferin Place employee please contact your Clinical Nurse Leader to arrange a Skills Demonstration training date.

Note: If you are a Home & Community Care employee in Central Island you must register for the Island Health New Employee Safe Client Handling (CHWs, HCC Clinicians) course (NOT the Island Health New Employee Safe Patient Handling course).

4 hours
12006

N/A

Prerequisite: Island Health New Employee Orientation (online)


Available Sessions

Oct 24, 2017, 12pm - 4pm

  • Jezowski, Anita
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda

NRGH G245


Oct 27, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • KAMSTEEG, KENNETH J
  • MCKAY, EVAN A
  • THOMPSON, NILS A
  • Kimmie, Christopher
  • MICHALSKI, TODD
  • Wettlaufer, Monica

Gorge Road Hospital - 4th Floor
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC


Oct 31, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Jezowski, Anita

NRGH G245


Nov 3, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Wettlaufer, Monica
  • MICHALSKI, TODD
  • Kimmie, Christopher
  • THOMPSON, NILS A
  • MCKAY, EVAN A
  • KAMSTEEG, KENNETH J

Gorge Road Hospital - 4th Floor
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC


Nov 10, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • KAMSTEEG, KENNETH J
  • MCKAY, EVAN A
  • THOMPSON, NILS A
  • Kimmie, Christopher
  • MICHALSKI, TODD
  • Wettlaufer, Monica

Gorge Road Hospital - 4th Floor
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC


Nov 14, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Jezowski, Anita

NRGH G245


Nov 17, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Wettlaufer, Monica
  • MICHALSKI, TODD
  • Kimmie, Christopher
  • THOMPSON, NILS A
  • MCKAY, EVAN A
  • KAMSTEEG, KENNETH J

Gorge Road Hospital - 4th Floor
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC


Nov 22, 2017, 12pm - 4pm

  • Jezowski, Anita
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda

NRGH G245


Nov 24, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • KAMSTEEG, KENNETH J
  • MCKAY, EVAN A
  • THOMPSON, NILS A
  • Kimmie, Christopher
  • MICHALSKI, TODD
  • Wettlaufer, Monica

Gorge Road Hospital - 4th Floor
63 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC


Nov 27, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda
  • Easthom, Louise
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Jezowski, Anita

NRGH G245


Dec 4, 2017, 12pm - 4pm

  • Jezowski, Anita
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda

NRGH G245


Dec 12, 2017, 8am - 12pm

  • Collinge-Wagner, Wanda
  • Van De Ven, Gerald
  • PETTIGREW, CORRINE M
  • Jezowski, Anita

NRGH G245


Contact Info

Occupational Health & Safety

ohstraining@viha.ca