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.
A Good Tip: Help with lifting the upper body
Physically weak patients might struggle to raise their upper body, and may...
A Good Tip: From the edge of the bed and back into bed
This can prove challenging when the patient needs help to get their legs back into...
A Good Tip: Activities with Active Vest - Kids
The child can keep active without the worry about safety risks...
A Good Tip: Install an exercise machine over the bed
Activate and train weakened and bed bound hospital patients...
A Good Tip: How to lighten the workload at the bed
Caregivers must handle and position the patient several times daily...
A Good Tip: How to perform a safe abdominal positioning on the operating table
Moving an intubated patient on an operating table entails significant risk...
A Good Tip: Ease the work of using bedpans and washing the patient
Lifting an extremity for personal hygiene tasks can be heavy and difficult to handle...
A Good Tip: Exercising with Active Trainer
In addition to walking exercises, Active Trainer can also be used for rehabilitation...
A Good Tip: Make slideboard transfers easy and secure
Using the Guldmann Basic Low sling removes the strain on the carer...