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 lifts 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.