Safe Patient Handling

More than half of all nursing professionals suffer from some kind of back pain, but a Safe Patient Handling program (SPH) can help.

Moving, lifting and transferring patients often is the cause of injury. Safe Patient Handling, which deals with activities such as moving a patient from stretcher to bed, is a set of programs used to lower the incidence of work-related injuries in the healthcare profession.

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