Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury


Providing care to those who are ill or frail often requires lifting and moving them. But the weight and awkwardness of the human form, often combined with tight spaces, put caregivers at risk for injury. Anyone providing direct care must understand the risks associated with lifting and moving residents and efforts they can take to reduce those risks.

This updated program on lifting safely describes the importance of mobility assistance for residents, reviews the body mechanics involved in the process of lifting safely and offers several general rules to keep in mind when you approach any lifting task. By paying attention to safe lifting techniques at all times, you can help avoid injury to yourself and to residents.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the importance of mobility assistance.
  • Describe the proper body mechanics for lifting a resident.
  • Describe assisting residents with different abilities.

This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately. Additional workbooks - $1.50 each with minimum purchase of 20.

Price: $345.00 USD

Product ID: MED695
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 27:16 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills, Long Term Care, Safety
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