The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement

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Overview

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

This is a good reference for the varied healthcare professionals who must move and transfer patients. The book is clear and well written, with illustrations to strengthen the narrative.

--Doody's

The evidence-based methods suggested in these pages protect nurses from injury and ultimately improve patient care.

--M. Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN
President, National League for Nursing

Ancillary materials include new DVD and Instructor's Guide
Please note: DVD contains digital videos only -- no audio track.
(Qualified instructors may email textbook@springerpub.com to request instructor's guide)

As a nurse, you are all too familiar with heavy lifting, sustained awkward positioning, excessive reaching, and static posturing. With this comprehensive volume, Nelson, Motacki, and Menzel show you that there is another way. Learn about the new techniques and technologies specifically designed to reduce caregiver and patient injuries.

The authors present the Evidence-Based Safe Patient Handling Program, a practical system of guidelines to be used in numerous clinical settings. Each chapter explains how to apply the program to specific clinical settings, such as medical and surgical, critical care, orthopaedics, pediatrics, labor and delivery, rehabilitation settings, the perioperative suite, and nursing homes.

Implement the components of the program to multiple clinical settings:

  • Assessment: Learn to evaluate the patient's body strength and about other conditions that affect the patient handling task
  • Care Plan: Outline the safest way to accomplish the required task based on the assessment
  • Algorithms: Learn the step-by-step, problem-solving procedures for carrying out patient handling activities safely

Photos and videos illustrate the techniques:

The included DVD and photographs illustrate how to use the technology, as well as how each task, movement, and position should be completed. These tasks include:

  • Lateral transferring to and from beds using sliders
  • Rescuing fallen patients off the floor with a floor-based lift
  • Bariatric patient lifting and dressing
  • Transferring patients with lower limb amputations
  • And many more
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University )
Description: This book begins with an overview of techniques for the safe transfer of patients in various settings and continues with the use of these techniques for medical-surgical, critical care, orthopedic, pediatric, and bariatric patients.
Purpose: The purpose is "to describe new techniques and technologies to reduce caregivers' risk associated with high-risk patient handling." As the authors indicate, 35 pounds is a safe limit, but most patients weigh more than 35 pounds.
Audience: This book is written for students, direct caregivers, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial/safety professionals, and researchers. It would have wide appeal because of the number of individuals who are responsible for patient movement and transfer in both acute and long-term care settings. The three authors are all experts in the areas of safety and occupational health. The contributors, who include registered nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, add expertise in their areas.
Features: Each chapter has a similar layout/outline. The authors address unique challenges in safe handling, high risk tasks, objectives, and general directions for all tasks. The remainder of the chapter focuses on tasks such as (in the medical-surgical nursing setting) placement of a bedpan and application of compression stockings. Illustrations are minimal, but a DVD that comes with the book demonstrates safe patient handling. Each chapter has a pretest and post test to measure acquisition of knowledge.
Assessment: This is a good reference for the varied healthcare professionals who must move and transfer patients. The book is clear and well written, with illustrations to strengthen the narrative.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Josie M. Bowman, DSN, RN(East Carolina University )
Description:This book begins with an overview of techniques for the safe transfer of patients in various settings and continues with the use of these techniques for medical-surgical, critical care, orthopedic, pediatric, and bariatric patients.
Purpose:The purpose is "to describe new techniques and technologies to reduce caregivers' risk associated with high-risk patient handling." As the authors indicate, 35 pounds is a safe limit, but most patients weigh more than 35 pounds.
Audience:This book is written for students, direct caregivers, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial/safety professionals, and researchers. It would have wide appeal because of the number of individuals who are responsible for patient movement and transfer in both acute and long-term care settings. The three authors are all experts in the areas of safety and occupational health. The contributors, who include registered nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, add expertise in their areas.
Features:Each chapter has a similar layout/outline. The authors address unique challenges in safe handling, high risk tasks, objectives, and general directions for all tasks. The remainder of the chapter focuses on tasks such as (in the medical-surgical nursing setting) placement of a bedpan and application of compression stockings. Illustrations are minimal, but a DVD that comes with the book demonstrates safe patient handling. Each chapter has a pretest and post test to measure acquisition of knowledge.
Assessment:This is a good reference for the varied healthcare professionals who must move and transfer patients. The book is clear and well written, with illustrations to strengthen the narrative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826115683
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2009
  • Edition description: With DVD; New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 827,793
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Director of the Veterans Administration Patient Safety Research Center and has more than 28 years of experience in nursing. She currently serves as the Associate Chief of Nursing Service for Research at the Tampa VA and Director of the Tampa Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. Dr. Nelson is Associate Director of Clinical Research at the University of South Florida College of Nursing and is a Research Professor in the Colleges of Public Health and Engineering. She is a national leader in patient safety and has established and chairs the International Research Consortium on Wandering. In 2005, Dr. Nelson was awarded the John Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Achievements in Patient Safety and Quality. Dr Nelson has expertise in research methods, wandering/elopement, safe patient handling and movement, wheelchair-related falls, and patient safety technology. She has had studies funded by Veterans Health Administration, VA Health Services Research & Development and VA Rehabilitation Research and Development, and the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ).

Kathleen Motacki, MSN, RN, BC, Lecturer, Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1000 River Road, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, has over 30 years of experience in nursing and currently teaches a variety of didactic and clinical courses at the baccalaureate level for students at the one-year accelerated, two-year accelerated, four year traditional and RN to BSN levels. She is also a referral liaison at Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She holds board certification in Pediatric Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, (ANCC). She was on the ANCC examination standard setting committee for the new Pediatric Credentialing examination. She is President of the Epsilon Rho Chapter, Fairleigh Dickinson University of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society with dual membership with Lambda Iota Chapter, Kean University, Union, New Jersey. She obtained her BSN and MSN in Transcultural Nursing Administration from Kean University, Union, New Jersey. She has published several articles in nursing journals. Ms. Motacki participated in ANAs curriculum research pilot project "Effectiveness of an Evidence-Based Curriculum Module in Nursing Schools Targeting Safe Patient Handling and Movement" implemented in U.S. nursing schools. She is a Certified Back Injury Resource Nurse. Ms. Motacki has incorporated safe patient handling and movement into the nursing curriculum at all levels and has presented seminars on this topic at the New Jersey Hospital Employee Health Nurses Association, Children's Specialized Hospital, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and at the 7th and 8th

Nancy Nivison Menzel, PhD, APRN-BC, COHN-S, CNE is an associate professor of community health nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing in the United States (US). Her doctorate is in occupational and environmental health with a research focus on prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in caregivers. She holds three master's degrees in nursing education, community health, and physiology (occupational health). Dr. Menzel is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist and a Certified Nurse Educator. She helped to develop the safe patient handling module for a successful pilot study on changing nursing school curricula, funded by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and carried out by the American Nurses Association and the US Veterans Administration's VISN8 Patient Safety Center. Dr. Menzel is the author of l10 peer-reviewed articles on MSDs in caregivers, has completed several funded research studies on MSD prevention, and is a national speaker on this subject. She is the former Deputy Director of the Occupational Health Nursing program at the NIOSH Education and Research Center at the University of South Florida.She has written three editions of Workers' Comp from A to Z: A "How-to" Guide with Forms. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (FAAOHN).

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Table of Contents

Forewords

Preface

About the Editors

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Common Patient Transfer Tasks (Across Multiple Settings)

Chapter 3: Bariatric Patient Handling Tasks

Chapter 4: Medical/Surgical

Chapter 5: Critical Care

Chapter 6: Orthopaedics

Chapter 7: Pediatrics

Chapter 8: Labor and Delivery

Chapter 9: Patient Handling Tasks in Rehabilitation

Chapter 10: Nursing Home

Appendix A: Algorithms

Appendix B: Pediatric Slings Guide

Glossary

Index

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