Safe patient handling and movement available in english

Safe patient handling and movement- A researched-based guide for a better work environment is now available in english.

This guide is directed at workplaces within healthcare, ambulance care, dental care, and public and private care, including home nursing, domestic services and personal assistance.

Preventing occupational and healthcare-related injuries

The purpose of the guide is to describe how employers and employees can work together to ensure safe patient handling and movement. These measures can significantly help in preventing numerous occupational and healthcare-related injuries.

The guide initially addresses the background and important conditions for safe patient handling and movement followed by a practical work process.

A smarter, more focused approach to work

Creating sustainable, systematic work environment management is achieved by adopting a smarter, more focused, and structured approach to work. Actively implementing this guide in the workplace can result in the development of effective procedures and working methods for patient handling and movement, ensuring safety for both employees and care recipients in their daily activities.

Written for a Swedish context

Note that the guide is originally written for a Swedish context and based on Swedish work environment legislation. Readers should familiar themselves with relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to patient handling and movement in their own country to ensure compliance and best practises.

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