Safe Patient Handling and Movement: A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals

Publication Year: 2005

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Nelson, Audrey L.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-616363-9

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Description

This book presents best practices in safe patient handling and movement and includes approaches to caregiver safety.

Nurse and hospital administrators, clinicians, clinical managers, risk managers, and those involved in procurement and implementation of patient handling technologies in the health care environment will find this a practical resource for improving care and protecting staff from unnecessary injury.

Caregiver safety approaches include:
* Evidence-based standards for safe patient movement and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
* An overview of available equipment and technology
* Architectural designs for ergonomically safe patient care space
* Institutional policies, such as use of lift teams

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Nelson, Audrey L.
ISBN: 978-0-82-616363-9
Specialty:
Critical Care
Gerontology
General Interest Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Management & Administration
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 280
Year: 2005

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