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Safe Patient Handling Lift Tips for Your Hospital or Healthcare Organization
Date:3/22/2013

(PRWEB) March 22, 2013

101 Mobility Rochester owner and operator, Miguel Millan worked as an ambulance medic prior to opening 101 Mobility Rochester. After years of traveling from hospital to hospital and using both excellent and inadequate patient lift equipment, Miguel thoroughly recognizes the importance of safe patient handling (SPH). Miguel shares a few tips below to help care providers develop the right SPH program for their facilities and/or homes.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), caregiving professionals suffer more than 200,000 patient-handling injuries every year and the workers’ compensation costs related to those injuries amount to nearly $1 billion annually. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the single greatest cause behind musculoskeletal disorders -- such as carpal tunnel and back strain -- in healthcare workers is the manual moving and repositioning of patients, residents or clients. Whether care providers are lifting a pediatric patient or a morbidly obese patient, risks of accidental injury for both the patient and care provider are present. In comparison to the life-long monetary costs and quality of life costs associated with back and other accidental injuries caused by improper patient lifting, mechanical lifts offer an incredible investment.

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