Publication Year: 2005
Authors/Editor: Nelson, Audrey L.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
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
Safe Patient Handling and Movement: A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals