Leverage Based Safe Patient Handling Programs Benefit the Caregiver and the Patient

Positive outcomes of leverage based transfers include:

  • Reduction in transfer weight by 90% without the need for a mechanical lifting device
  • Turn 170lb patient into a 17lb transfer
  • Avoid manual lifting and twisting in favor of balancing and pivoting
  • Eliminate lifting and twisting reducing stress on patient and caregiver
  • Avoid resistance of patients to use of large machines by offering a simple alternative for most patients
  • More than 90% of patients and staff prefer safe, simple leverage based transfers
  • Reduces the strain associated with manual transfers resulting in reduced injuries
  • Easy to learn, impossible to forget

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Keywords: patient mobility, patient transfers, limited mobility, mobility issues, safe patient transfers, no lift, manual transfers, body mechanics, ergonomics, health care personnel, injury prevention, occupational health nursing, occupational safety, assistive devices, wheelchair transfers, lifting techniques, nurses safety