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The first national policy on Safe Patient Handling, was enacted in the UK in 1992. Since then, we have seen similar legislations in the US and countries around the world.
In 2012 the first ISO Technical Report was published. The manual handling of residents/patients can pose a serious risk to healthcare workers. As a result, a number of inititatives (and legislations) have been introduced around the world. This page provides a list of links to some of the current official guidelines on safe patient handling.WoldwideInternational & national safe patient handling guidelines & legislation around the world
ISO/TR 12296:2012. Ergonomics - the manual handling of people in the healthcare sector. An easy-to-read edited summary is available for download here The full ISO/TR 12296:2012 report is available for purchase via the ISO website. UKThe manual handling operations regulations 1992, No 2793 (EN).All Wales NHS manual handling training passport information scheme, 2008 (EN).Guidance on the management of manual handling in healthcare Health & Safety Authority, 2011 (EN).Royal College of Nursing - manual handling assessments in hospitals and the community. RCN London, 2003 (EN).Manual handling training guidelines. Issue 2, revised at the request of the National Executive of National Back Exchange, 2002 (EN).
ArjoHuntleigh offers an extensive range of lifters and accessories to meet specific patient/resident needs and to secure a safe, comfortable and dignified transfer as well as achieving a safe and efficient working environment for the caregiver.
Back injuries in care facilities can be prevented. Interventions that address multiple risk factors and tailor patient handling procedures to the specific needs of nurses are proving to be highly effective in reducing the frequency of injuries to both...
World leading integrated solutions for the care of people with reduced mobility and related conditions. Based on extensive knowledge and advanced technology we provide superior medical equipment for safe patient handling and hygiene, medical beds and Therapeutic Support Systems™, wound healing, DVT prevention, disinfection and diagnostics. The result is improved care efficiency and a safer environment for both patient and carer.
This website is intended to provide information to an international audience outside of the US.
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