July 2015 – Safety – Lift Smarter, Not Harder

patientnursedocLift Smarter, Not Harder

In 2014, there were 190 employee injuries while moving or lifting a patient. Each time you move a patient manually, you put yourself at risk for an injury. Texas Health provides lift equipment and devices you can use to greatly reduce injuries to yourself and patients.

3 Easy Steps to Safely Move Patients

  1. Evaluate the mobility of the patient
  2. Identify and use the proper patient handling equipment or device
  3. Explain the equipment and procedure to the patient

Additional Safe Patient Handling Resources