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Safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents
  • Published Date:
    Februay 2006
Filetype[PDF - 4.12 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; United States, Dept. of Health and Human Services. ;
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2006-117
  • Description:
    Introduction -- The Challenge of Lifting Residents in Nursing Homes -- Benefits, Cost, and Effectiveness of a Safe Resident Lifting Program -- Frequently Asked Questions about Safe Lifting, Handling, and Movement Programs -- Conclusion -- More Information about Setting Up a Safe Resident Lifting Program Using Mechanical Equipment

    "This guide is intended for nursing home owners, administrators, nurse managers, safety and health professionals, and workers who are interested in establishing a safe resident lifting program. Research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Veterans' Health Administration (VHA), and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has shown that safe resident lifting programs that incorporate mechanical lifting equipment can protect workers from injury, reduce workers' compensation costs, and improve the quality of care delivered to residents. This guide also presents a business case to show that the investment in lifting equipment and training can be recovered through reduced workers' compensation expenses and costs associated with lost and restricted work days." - NIOSHTIC-2

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