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

y specialized acute care bed as part of the state’s Hospital Safe Patient Handling Law.

TIP #2: Use the proper lifting solution.
Find a team with the experience and knowledge necessary to help your facility develop a SPH program that can significantly decrease accidental injuries for both caregivers and patients. With a reliable safe patient handling program in place, patients can focus on their well-being, rather than their fears of falling or experiencing skin tears.
(Attached is a chart created by the American Nursing Association to demonstrate ways that caregivers can avoid back injury by following proper SPH protocols.)

101 Mobility’s extensive selection of hospital lifts is hand-picked to ensure safe and secure solutions that will address the dependency levels of patients and efficiency needs of staff. 101 Mobility will send a professional service technician to evaluate your facility and recommend the low-maintenance, durable, and ADA compliant lifting solutions that are appropriate for the tasks at hand.

TIP #3: Train, Evaluate, and then Re-evaluate!
101 Mobility will provide training post-installation for staff members. Immediately after installation, a service technician will ensure top working order, then proceed to explain the patient lift or support aid’s instructions for use. The guidebook is always left with the facility, and a 101 Mobility technician will be available to perform any needed maintenance throughout the life of the product, as well as answer any questions that may arise.

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