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Special Report Safe Patient Handling

Safe patient handling and mobility: The journey continues

Hazards associated with manual patient handling continue to compromise the health and safety of nurses. Among nurses who responded to the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Health Risk Appraisal: • 42% believe they are at risk at work from lifting or repositioning...

The ANA Handle with Care Recognition Program

Launched in 2009, this program helps healthcare organizations establish, implement, and monitor safe patient-handling programs.
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Strengthening your evidence base: Focus on safe patient handling

Over the last 3 years, important new evidence has emerged about safe patient handling. You can apply this evidence at the bedside to help protect yourself and your patients from injury. Below we describe...

Patient handling: Fact vs. Fiction

Although the hazards of manual patient lifting and transferring are well known, misinformation persists.