safe patient handling

Adapting leads to outcomes

In our efforts to bring about effective change to our workplace processes, too often we overlook ourselves as the reason…
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Environment, health and safety

ANA has been very concerned with and involved in the issue of ergonomic hazards as a health and safety concern…
safe patient handling

Handle with care

In 2005, the State of Texas passed the first safe patient handling law. SB 1525 became effective January 1, 2006.…

Keeping it simple

Given the fast pace of nursing work environments, implementing innovative ideas or processes in clinical settings can be challenging. This…

More than just machines

Over the past couple of years, I’ve written a lot about the various parts and pieces that make up safe…

Safe lifting: The assessment imperative

If you lift or transfer patients, make “Assess first, lift later” your motto. Find out which critical patient and ergonomic factors you must evaluate before starting any patient-handling task.

The Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool 2.0

Advancing patient mobility. Takeaways: Complications of immobility lead to patient harm including cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal deterioration. The Bedside Mobility…

Working within the parameters

Safe patient handling (SPH) is a much-needed solution to address widespread injuries occurring among nurses performing patient care. Injuries that…

Working-out or lifting patients

As I prepare for my evening workout at the gym today, it’s more than likely that I will use weights…

Your choice but staff’s voice

It’s common for those who see demonstrations of mechanical patient-lift equipment to praise them as excellent tools.But when it comes…

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