This safety video program on Patient Handling Safety 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.
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.
Areas covered in the safety video program include:
- patient handling and caregiver injuries,
- patient assessment and body mechanics,
- repositioning a patient in bed,
- performing patient transfer tasks safely,
- mechanical lift devices, and more.
The safety video program comes with a quiz, a scheduling and attendance form, a training certificate, and an employee training log.
This safety video program is produced by The MARCOM Group, Ltd.