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Healthcare: Safe Patient Handling (Pt. I)
The goal of this guidebook is to reduce the incidence and severity of job-related injuries related to patient handling and movement tasks. While there is much to learn about the science of safe patient moving and handling, the tools provided in their current form can serve as cognitive aids for both caregivers and patients. Derived from best practices within and outside health care, the program elements described in this guidebook have been tested within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).


  Document available for download: Ergo_Guide_Safe_Patient_Handling_(I).pdf