Safe Patient Handling

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate

Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD

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CE Course Description

This public domain document includes an entire curriuclum for use by nurse educators to assist in properly teaching nurses new to the field safe patient handling and movement. Feel free to download this entire document to use in your curriculum in the training of nurses new to the field.

Patient-handling and movement activities are a necessary part of basic nursing care. Nurses of all ages and experience levels become injured on the job while performing tasks such as getting patients out of bed,  transferring them to stretchers, or pulling them up in bed. This course covers areas that lead to risks of MSDs and that decrease the occurrence of these disorders in nurses.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the prevalence and causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the nursing profession.
  2. Describe the need to adopt safe patient handling (SPH) techniques to reduce the incidence of MSDs related to the handling of patients.
  3. Identify ways to incorporate evidence-based patient handling into a nursing school curriculum, while evaluating specific components of the program.
  4. Review practical tools and algorithms for safe patient handling in various clinical settings.

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 11/01/2009

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