more on safe patient handling
This study aimed to assess the force required for lateral patient transfers in a hospital setting and found a strong correlation between the force and patient weight. By establishing this correlation, the study developed a guide to help caregivers determine the number of personnel needed for a safe lateral transfer, emphasizing the importance of providing caregivers with information to prevent overexertion and injuries during such physical tasks.
The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries in healthcare workers is the manual lifting, moving, and repositioning of patients, residents, or clients, i.e., manual patient handling. Read more about patient handling ergonomics from the CDC.
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