The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries
2005

This article is a review of aresident lifting program that was implemented in an extended care facility. The facility installed ceiling lift systems for 125 beds and three tubs. A review of injury reports was conducted for a three year period prior to implementation and for three years post-implementation. Injuries were categorized according to the task being performed at the time of injury. Overall patient handling injuries decreased from 65 to 47, however lifting and transferring injury claims decreased from 30 to 10. Estimations were calculated for the cost savings from injury avoidance amounted to $1,257,605.

  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Chhokar R, Engst C, Miller A, et al. The three-year ecoomic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries. Applied Ergonomics. 2005;36(2):223-229.