Safe Patient Handling

Reduced injuries and costs for better outcomes

When compared to other jobs, healthcare staff are at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders.  The manual handling of both patients and residents places considerable strain on all areas of the spine, particularly the lower back, and the shoulders.  This has a significant impact both economically and physically for staff.1

Safe patient handling programs have become one of the top initiatives for healthcare institutions, seeking to minimize work-related injuries and reduce injuries due to patient falls. Proper equipment and education on how to use patient lifts can significantly reduce exposure to these risks.

The products, technologies, clinical programmes and processes offered by Hill-Rom can assist you in implementing your own safe patient handling program, enhancing outcomes for patients and caregivers alike.

 

References
1. ISO Technical Report 12296

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