Staff Education Tool: Safe Patient Handling Tip Sheet

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The American Nurses Association provides a free tip sheet on safe patient handling.

The tip sheet aims to address the question of, "How can you institute a safe patient handling and movement program in your facility?"


It provides 11 tips (with accompanying explanations), including the following:

  • Create an ergonomics committee
  • Assess risky patient handling tasks
  • Research, evaluate, select, pilot and institute patient handling equipment and devices
  • Track patient and worker injuries


View the safe patient handling tip sheet (webpage) and follow the tips in your facility.


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