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 Safe Patient Handling, Transferring, & Transportation

Course Details:
Category: Facility Management Duration:
30 minutes
Target Audience: All Employees
Course Overview: The high physical demands associated with handling, transferring, and moving patients is a large contributing factor to the high rates of musculoskeletal disorders among practicing nurses. Nurses and other Healthcare professionals must know Safe Patient Handling techniques to use when handling and moving patients, to minimize injury risks to both themselves and their patients.

Training Includes:

  • Patient Care Ergonomics

  • Dangers to Healthcare Workers

  • Four Safe Handling Principles

  • Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Safe Patient Movement Aids

  • Safe Patient Handling Equipment

  • How to Perform

    • Lateral Transfers

    • Bed to Chair Transfers

    • Ambulate with a Patient

  • OSHA Statistics and Information

  • Patient Handling and Movement Policies and Procedures

  • Transportation Standards