Patient Handling Safety

Patient Handling Safety

Updated Sep 04, 2020

MARCOM's interactive course on Patient Handling Safety discusses the hazards that can be associated with patient handling tasks, and what healthcare workers can do to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring while they perform them. Caring for patients in a healthcare environment can require nurses, aides, orderlies and other caregivers to lift as much as four thousand pounds during a typical shift. No wonder they're twice as likely to suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job as employees in other industries. But these injuries don't have to occur. Areas covered in the course include information on patient handling and caregiver injuries, algorithms, patient assessment and body mechanics, repositioning a patient in bed, performing patient transfer tasks safely, mechanical lift devices and more.Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained.