Saving Our Backs: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility for Home Care
Predicted work-related injuries for nurses and home healthcare workers are on the rise given the many risk factors in the home environment and the escalating demands for home healthcare workers in the United States. Fortunately, safe patient handling and mobility programs can dramatically decrease injuries. Despite strides being made to promote safe patient handling and mobility programs in acute care, more can be done to establish such initiatives in the home care setting.
Beauvais, A., Frost, L. (2014). Saving our backs: Safe patient handling and mobility for home care. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(7), 430-434. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000110