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