As a nurse, you are all too familiar with heavy lifting, sustained awkward positioning, excessive reaching and static posturing. With this comprehensive volume, Nelson, Motacki and Menzel show you that there is another way. Learn about the new techniques and technologies specifically designed to reduce caregiver and patient injuries.
The authors present the Evidence-Based Safe Patient Handling Program, a practical system of guidelines to be used in numerous clinical settings. Each chapter explains how to apply the program to specific clinical settings, such as medical and surgical, critical care, orthopaedics, pediatrics, labor and delivery, rehabilitation settings, the perioperative suite and nursing homes.
Implement the components of the program to multiple clinical settings:
Photos and videos illustrate the techniques.
The included videos (39 without audio) and photographs illustrate how to use the technology, as well as how each task, movement and position should be completed. These tasks include:
"The evidence-based methods suggested in these pages protect nurses from injury and ultimately improve patient care."
-- M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, President, National League for Nursing
"This is a good reference for the varied healthcare professionals who must move and transfer patients. The book is clear and well written, with illustrations to strengthen the narrative."
-- Josie Bowman, DSN, RN (East Carolina University ) Doody's Review
This book is written for students, direct caregivers, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial/safety professionals, and researchers. It would have wide appeal because of the number of individuals who are responsible for patient movement and transfer in both acute and long-term care settings. The three authors are all experts in the areas of safety and occupational health. The contributors, who include registered nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, add expertise in their areas.