Factors associated with safe patient handling practice in acute care and its relationship with patient mobilization: A cross-sectional study
Kayser S, Wiggermann N, Kumpar D | International Journal of Nursing Studies | 2019


Mobilizing hospital patients is associated with improved outcomes and shorter length of stay. Safe patient handling and mobility programs that include mechanical lift use facilitate mobilizing patients and reduce the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders in staff. However, there is little information on the prevalence of lift use or why some patients are more likely to have a lift used than others. Such information is needed to inform public policy, benchmark lift use over time, and contextualize barriers for lift use.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Injury Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles