For decades, medical professionals have moved patients by hand from bedside to wheelchair to walker to therapeutic environment, lifting, rolling, hoisting, and positioning without the aid of mechanical lifts.
Protecting therapists, rehabilitation nurses, caregivers and visiting family from injury when lifting or supporting a patient is beyond important. It is equally important to understand how investing in training and equipment to prevent patient falls can help speed outcomes and pay back your investment.
A major paradigm shift away from manual lifting is long overdue. Worker safety and patient mobility depend on it.
- Research support for safety programs
- How to recover initial capital investment
- Strategies to raise patient engagement in activities
- How a culture of safety can speed patient recovery