Healthcare: Safe Patient Handling SS14022AE (24 Min.)
Caring for patients in a healthcare environment can require nurses, aides, orderlies and other caregivers to lift as much as four thousand pounds during a typical shift. No wonder they’re twice as likely to suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job as employees in other industries. But these injuries don’t have to occur.
Topics covered include:
Patient handling and caregiver injuries.
Algorithms, patient assessment and body mechanics.
Repositioning a patient in bed.
Performing patient transfer tasks safely.
Mechanical lift devices.