Safe Patient Handling

Healthcare organizations have high rates of occupational injuries due to handling, moving and transferring patients. Safe patient handling equipment, resources and protocols can help reduce injuries such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

This toolkit provides resources to assist in reducing occupational injuries and improving patient care. If your organization is considering developing or revising a comprehensive safe patient handling program, the resources provided will assist in incorporating best practices, policy templates and other tools to help ensure success.

Toolkit Materials