POLL: Patient and Resident Handling

A major cause of injuries for healthcare workers is patient handling and moving. Assistive devices can help staff safely lift and transfer patients and lessen the risk of injury. It’s important to have a good understanding of what equipment is available as well as what other items you may need. Provide employees with hands-on training to review patient handling and movement protocols and proper equipment use.

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