As an employee, staff or relative, you need to take care of yourself and your working environment to avoid injuries. The risk increases when you care for patients who are physically and/or cognitively challenged, as sudden movements and unexpected situations can occur that may lead to accidental or occupational injuries.
Good patient handling prevents physical deterioration and reduces the number of work accidents. You can use different types of technical aids, such as ceiling hoists or floor lifts, in connection with moving and handling.
On this page, you will find knowledge, ideas and good practical advice for moving and handling people in a safe way to avoid work injuries, increase patient safety and create more time to care.
A good tip: Applying a sling in a wheelchair using slide sheets
Do you find it difficult to apply the sling on your patient in a wheelchair?
A Good Tip: Putting on and lifting the patient in a sling
In some cases, it can be difficult to place the leg straps underneath the thighs.
A good tip: Using slings when handling patients during treatment or examination
Lower your physical strain and at the same time have the most optimal safety for the patient...
A good tip: Ease the work with hygiene tasks
Reduce the physical strain when performing care tasks...