An innovative thinker, Louise gained an enormous amount of knowledge and practical experience during her years at the veteran hospital. Louise's success at managing hospital hazards and facilitating cultural change were the foundation for the method she developed. The O'Shea No Lift Patient Handling System was born!
In 2002, she co-authored the WorkSafe Victoria Transferring People Safely document that supports the health and safety legislation in the state of Victoria. She was a peer reviewer for the New Zealand Patient Handling Guidelines published in 2003.
Over the last twenty years she has presented at numerous conferences on the handling of people and materials, nationally and internationally and is recognised as a leading expert in her field. She also works as an expert witness in legal cases in relation to manual handling.
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We provide 1, 2 and 3 day "Train the Trainer" and "Trainer Update" hands-on training onsite at your workplace or at a venue nominated by us. Contact us via email to arrange a workshop.
Our interactive courses have been developed with 30 years of experience in the industry to be tailored to your needs, easy to follow and complete from home or the workplace. See below for the course offerings:
Acute Care Hospitals
This course provides a comprehensive manual handling training course for nurses and other health professionals.
It covers procedures to safely reposition people on the bed and transfer them on and off the bed, chair, trolleys or off the floor.
This course provides a comprehensive manual handling training and assessment for students and carers working in the residential services industry.
It covers procedures to safely reposition people on the bed and transfer them on and off the bed, chair and other activities of daily living.
This course provides a comprehensive manual handling training and assessment for carers and students working in disability services.
It covers safe operating procedures to safely reposition people on the bed and transfer them on and off the bed, chair and other activities of daily living.
Our courses are developed with 30 years of industry experience
Our interactive courses are developed by subject matter experts with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. The courses are tailored to meet the needs of the student, employee and organisation. They are easy to follow and can be done from the home or workplace.
See below for more information on our individual courses:
Since then her leadership and expertise have driven the development of safe patient handling solutions, that have revolutionized the way manual handling of people is carried out. Under her guidance, the O'Shea System has become a trusted name in the healthcare industry, providing high-quality products and services to healthcare facilities in Australia and around the world. We have implemented the O’Shea System into more than 500 organisations world-wide including around 87% of state government health care facilities in Victoria and many major private hospitals and residential care facilities nationally.
In addition to her day-to-day work offering education and consultancy, Louise has also been a vocal advocate for safe patient handling practices. She has worked closely with healthcare organizations, industry groups and individuals to promote the adoption of safe patient handling programs, with the goal of reducing the risk of injury for healthcare workers and improving patient/resident outcomes. Her dedication to improving education and workplace safety has earned her widespread recognition and respect in the health and aged care industry.