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Patient Handling Safety

8 Lessons
23-33 Minutes
10 Quiz Questions

Course Overview


Healthcare workers are twice as likely to suffer from Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) than other workers. MSDs develop when people make small stressful motions repeatedly, over time. This online safety training course explains what causes these injuries and teaches healthcare workers how to prevent them from occurring. Some of the patient handling tasks that caregivers routinely do include the following: moving a patient from a bed to a chair; repositioning them; and transferring them from a stretcher to a bed. Viewers are taught how to do these tasks in a way to reduce the stresses placed on the musculoskeletal system during the process. Viewers also learn about mechanical lift devices, and when to use them. The devices include floor-based, full-body sling lifts; sit-to-stand lifts; and overhead full-body sling lifts. Complete this health and safety training course to learn how to safely move patients without risking injury.

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    Key Audience


    Caregivers such as nurses, aides, attendants, and orderlies

    Course Topics


    Introduction
    Patient Handling And Caregiver Injuries
    Algorithms, Patient Assessment And Body Mechanics
    Repositioning A Patient In Bed
    Lateral Transfer From Bed To Stretcher
    Stand And Pivot From Bed To Chair
    Mechanical Lift Devices
    Conclusion

    Course Detail


    Course ID
    marcphsa_vod

    Time

    23-33 Min
    Questions
    10

    Languages

    en-es

    video format

    HD

    captions

    Yes

    Resources

    Yes

    Lessons

    8

    Remediation

    Yes

    Bookmarking

    Yes

    Feedback

    Yes

    Microlearning

    no