Back Care in Healthcare – What Everyone Needs to Know

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Back Health Care Online Course

This back health care online training course provides common facts about back pain and dispels several common myths. Back pain is a very common cause of work absence, and healthcare workers specifically can benefit from the latest guidance on how to prevent back injury during work.

It’s important to have a clear understanding of back pain. This will reduce the likelihood of it occurring, and ensure clarity on how to manage it, which will result in happier employees and a more productive workforce.

Human Focus’ Manual Handling Related Training Courses

Human Focus offers these health and safety e-learning courses under the manual handling toolkit:

Why this Back Care in Healthcare Course is Vital

It is vital to separate fact from fiction when discussing back pain because of the sheer amount of misinformation available. In addition, employers have a duty to help prevent employees from sustaining back injuries at work.

Providing employees with up-to-date information on back care in the healthcare industry, along with training on safe manual handling techniques, can help employers meet their legal obligation and keep their employees safe.

Objectives & Outcomes of Back Pain Management Courses

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of back care awareness
  • Discuss back care and pain management in the healthcare industry
  • Explain common facts and causes of back pain
  • Apply simple methods for managing back pain
  • Use simple methods to prevent back injury when working

Course Content

Back Care in Healthcare – What Everyone Needs to Know

This online course contains the following sections:

  • Facts of Back Pain
  • Coping with Back Pain
  • Keeping Active and Healthy

Who this Back Care in Healthcare Course is for

This back care management in healthcare course is intended for anyone working in the healthcare industry, including employers, managers, supervisors, and employees.

Why Choose Human Focus for this Back Care in Healthcare Course?

Choosing Human Focus for this course provides the following benefits:

  • CPD-approved
  • Supports compliance with health and safety regulations
  • High-quality video content with clear voice-over
  • Short, informative, and interactive content
  • Mini interactive quizzes support retention
  • Easy tracking of trainee progress
  • Certificate supplied upon completion

Course Format

  • 100% online course
  • 25+ Minutes in Length
  • End of course knowledge test

Knowledge Test

Users need to attain at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certification. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.


A CPD-approved certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are healthcare workers more susceptible to back injury?

Back pain is common among healthcare professionals and workers. Back injuries affect nearly 38% of workers. In addition, some 2/3 of disabling injuries in healthcare workers are due to sprains and strains, and these mostly occur during manual handling activities at work.

In most cases back pain is short-lived, but it can cause disability, long-term health conditions, and social difficulty.

What is the most common back injury to healthcare workers?

Healthcare workers often experience strains and sprains, slipped discs, and even broken bones.

Procedures for physically demanding tasks, such as lifting of patients, should be made as safe as possible. Workers should receive training on how to safely perform these tasks, and use of correct procedure should be monitored and encouraged.

What is the leading cause of back pain among healthcare workers?

Healthcare workers often find themselves working long hours, sometimes on short rest. The physical demands of healthcare work can lead to back injury over time. Manual handling of materials or patients also greatly contributes to the number of back injuries in healthcare.

Employers should work with employees to minimise the risks of back pain and injury at work.

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