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Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury

Providing care to those who are ill or frail often requires lifting and moving them. But the weight and awkwardness of the human form, often combined with tight spaces, put caregivers at risk for injury. Anyone providing direct care must understand the risks associated with lifting and moving residents and efforts they can take to reduce those risks.

Duration 28 min
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Providing care to those who are ill or frail often requires lifting and moving them. But the weight and awkwardness of the human form, often combined with tight spaces, put caregivers at risk for injury. Anyone providing direct care must understand the risks associated with lifting and moving residents and efforts they can take to reduce those risks.

This updated program on lifting safely describes the importance of mobility assistance for residents, reviews the body mechanics involved in the process of lifting safely and offers several general rules to keep in mind when you approach any lifting task. By paying attention to safe lifting techniques at all times, you can help avoid injury to yourself and to residents.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the importance of mobility assistance.
  • Describe the proper body mechanics for lifting a resident.
  • Describe assisting residents with different abilities.
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 28 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016
Product Categories
Healthcare, Safety in Healthcare