Safe Patient Handling Research

Efforts to reduce injuries associated with patient handling are often based on tradition and personal experience rather than scientific evidence. The paper linked below summarizes current evidence for interventions designed to reduce caregiver injuries, a significant problem for decades.

Despite strong evidence, published over three decades, the most commonly used strategies have strong evidence that demonstrate they are ineffective. There is a growing body of evidence to support newer interventions that are effective or show promise in reducing musculoskeletal pain and injuries in care providers.

Click the link below to read a paper on potential solutions: engineering based, administrative, and behavioral. 


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