Safe Patient Handling

Government agency steps up efforts to reduce nursing home worker injuries

Government agency steps up efforts to reduce nursing home worker injuries

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The high rate of nursing home injuries can be lowered through better resident handling practices, according to a new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Giving a lift to safety

Giving a lift to safety

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Employers must adopt tools and embrace policies that keep caregivers as well as residents safe during the bathing process — or pay the price in injuries.

Senators hear debate over patient handling, safe lifting standards

Witnesses at a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee meeting debated a proposed bill that would eliminate manual lifting of patients in healthcare facilities.

McKnight's to offer webcast on safe patient handling

McKnight's to offer webcast on safe patient handling

A McKnight's webcast on safe patient handling practices will be held in February.