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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.

The “Patient Handling Safety” training course 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.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Patient handling and caregiver injuries
  • Algorithms, patient assessment and body mechanics
  • Repostioning a patient in bed
  • Performing patient transfer tasks safely
  • Mechanical lift devices
  • and more.