Safe Patient Handling and Movement

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Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Description

These tools and resources from the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry were developed as part of an effort to test innovations and decrease risk related to patient handling and movement.

The tools and resources provided include the following:

  • Report on safe patient handling in inpatient psychiatry
  • Safe patient handling program and facility design: Directive 2010-032
  • Guidelines for the design and construction of health care facilities
  • Safe patient handling nursing school curriculum module
  • Presentations
  • Patient care ergonomics resource guide
  • Safe patient handling guidebook for facility champions/coordinators
  • Safe patient handling unit binder for peer leaders & staff
  • Algorithms for safe patient handling and movement
  • Bariatrics toolkit
  • Slings toolkit
  • Patient handling equipment: Making recommendations and product selections

Developer:

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

History

Review Date: 2011
Original Summary: March 2012
Last Updated: 06/20/12

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