This hybrid competency based Micro-credential is designed to introduce learners on how to position clients effectively and use safety measures and guidelines when completing this task. You will also explore the different positioning types to appropriately care for and support your clients and body mechanics to ensure Personal Support Workers remain safe.  Additionally, you will explore the importance of good posture, especially when moving or lifting heavy objects to prevent back and other musculoskeletal injuries.  You will also learn about the effects of bed rest on clients' bodies and how to support clients who develop health conditions from prolonged bed rest. You will learn how to prevent falls and care for and support clients who have fallen and how to safely move clients to a chair to ensure they are protected.  Lastly, you will explore the purpose of home management and cleaning guidelines to ensure clients remain safe within their homes.


The required text for this course can be found by going to, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scroll to Handle Transfers, Falls, Ambulation and Safety.

Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.

Host Course Code: LAM-PSWMR0140
Host Course Name: Handle Transfers, Falls, Ambulation and Safety


Important Information: A component of this course is a mandatory in-person lab on Saturday December 3, 2022 and Sunday December 4, 2022 from 8 am - 5 pm both days. Further information will be provided in your course shell once the course begins.

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