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Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Nurse assisting with hospital bed rails with patient in the bed.

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Use protective equipment to:

  • Prevent falls (e.g., use of slip resistant footwear, flooring materials)
  • Transfer patient safely and efficiently
  • Improve patient comfort
  • Improve patient safety
  • Reduce pressure ulcers
  • Reduce staff injuries
  • Maintain a culture of safety

Ask your Unit Peer Leader/Charge Nurse for more information on your unit or service.