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Ergonomics: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Hallmark B1, Mechan P2, Shores L3. | Nursing Clinics of North America | 2014

A clinician provides support for a patient trying to sit upright.


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 patients. Safe 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.


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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility

Content Type: Journal Articles