When Is It Safe to Manually Lift a Patient?
Waters TR | American Journal of Nursing | 2007

This article describes the revised NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) tool for calculating the recommended weight limit for manual lifting. In general, NIOSH recommends a 35-pound limit for patient handling tasks. Assisting devices should be used when weights to be lifted exceed 35 pounds.

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Related Products: Liko® Lift System
  • Reference: Waters TR. When Is It Safe to Manually Lift A Patient? American Journal of Nursing. 2007 ;107(8):53-58.