Ergonomics: safe patient handling and mobility.
Hallmark B1, Mechan P2, Shores L3. | Nursing Clinics of North America | 2014

Abstract

This article reviews and investigates the issues surrounding ergonomics, with a specific focus on safe patient handling and mobility. The health care worker of today faces many challenges, one of which is related to the safety of patientsSafe patient handling and mobility is on the forefront of the movement to improve patient safety. This article reviews the risks associated with patient handling and mobility, and informs the reader of current evidence-based practice relevant to this area of care.

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles