Ergonomics: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility
Hallmark B, et al. | The Nursing Clinics of North America | 2015

In 2012, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 20,000 registered nurses suffered nonfatal work-related injuries involving days away from work while more than 37,000 nursing assistants suffered the same. As the need to create a culture of safety for patients and caregivers becomes more and more critical, this article investigates the risks associated with patient handling and mobility as well as evidence-based practices to reduce injury. 

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Hallmark B, Mechan P, Shores L. Ergonomics: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility. The Nursing Clinics of North America. 2015; 50(1):153-66.