Hospitals have high rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses. Nearly 50 percent of injuries and illnesses reported in 2011 among nurses and nursing support staff were musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Your hospital can address the biggest cause of workplace injuries with a comprehensive program to promote safe lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients.

This course will help you develop or refine a safe patient handling program to protect workers and patients.

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Modules: 4
Hours: 3
Sectors: Healthcare


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  • Key Topics

    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • High Cost of Injuries
    • Management Support
    • Building a Team Foundation, Team Formation, and Getting Started
    • Worksite Analysis
    • Conducting an Assessment
    • Equipment Cost
    • Policy Development
    • Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Employee Training
    • Evaluating Outcomes
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor
    • Manager