Understanding the Value of having a Safe Patient Handling Coordinator
Many organizations are often at a lost when it comes to trying to justify creating a Safe Patient Handling program, let alone developing a Safe Patient Handling Coordinator position description. Because most current programs and accompanying roles are not well defined, organizations often struggle to understand the need for such a role though many continue to do the work to develop one.
Making the Connection Between Injury Prevention and Clinical Practice
Employee injuries to healthcare workers have consistently been a significant problem throughout the history of professional nursing. Though the vast majority of these injuries are directly related to lifting and moving patients, industry leaders have struggled to create effective patient-lift strategies necessary to protect worker’s safety. Over the years, there have been varying thoughts and opinions for how to best address this injury epidemic.