Patient Handling and Movement Assessments: a white paper
2010

Commonly referred to as PHAMA, this white paper serves as a guideline for facilities on patient handling and movement. This guide also serves as a 'how-to' for facilities that are engaging in new construction or redesign. The guideline is a requirement for participants to conduct a patient handling and movement assessment in order to best design a physical space that will be conducive to patient and caregiver safety

  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Whitepapers
  • Reference: Cohen MH, Nelson GG, et al. Patient Handling and Movement Assessments: a white paper. Dallas, TX: The Facility Guidelines Institute; 2010