Posted on Dec 13, 2018
Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.
Meeting the physical demands of lifting, repositioning, and transferring a patient puts both the patient and caregiver at risk for injury. It’s essential, therefore, for home health care agencies to provide their staff with safe patient-handling training and equipment use. Safe patient-handling programs improve patient quality of care, patient comfort and safety during transfer, and reduce the risk of falls, of being dropped and of suffering skin tears or bruises. This in turn helps to mitigate a home health care provider’s professional liability exposures and potential for lawsuits, which can stem from allegations of negligence or improper care in the event of patient mishandling or injury.