The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement

The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement

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by Audrey L. PhD Nelson, Kathleen MSN Motacki, Nancy PhD Menzel
     
 

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"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

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Designated a Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase!






"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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826163622
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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