Patient Handling Safety
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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. This program 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.