Patient & Employee Safety Tools

It is essential to have up-to-date policies, procedures and forms to support your safe patient handling program. This section contains resources that focus on patient and employee safety.

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    Need a Lift? Just Ask Flyer

    Post this flyer in patient rooms to remind them to call if they need to be moved or lifted.

    TAGS: Patient, Room, moved

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Lifting and Material Handling

    Injuries in the workplace are frequently caused by lifting heavy items. This document provides tips on the correct way to handle the lifting of heavy items.

    TAGS: Workplace, injuries, heavy, items

  • Algorithms


    OSHA & Worker Safety: Handling with Care – Practicing Safe Patient Handling

    These tips present safe patient handling practices for healthcare workers. It supplies algorithms for safety in transfers common to healthcare workers daily.

    TAGS: presentation, Healthcare, Workers, Algorithm, transfer, Workplace

  • CDC/NIOSH Resources

    These resources from CDC/NIOSH focus on occupational safety and health prevention programs and safety interventions to reduce the risk of injuries in the workplace.

    TAGS: occupational, Safety, Health, Prevention, Program, Interventions, injuries, Workplace

  • OSHA Resources

    This resource from OSHA provides tools and programs for heathcare facilities implementing safe handling programs.

    TAGS: Healthcare, handling, Program, implementing, Facilities

  • Webinar


    Webinar: The Direct Link Between Hospital Safety and Patient Satisfaction

    It is vital for healthcare professionals to understand how the lack of a solid risk management program directly correlates to poor patient satisfaction. Failure upon the part of healthcare organizations to provide employee safety programs, equipment and routine training creates an environment primed for error. These errors can lead to major professional liability, organizational, and reputational consequences.

    This webinar explains how creating a culture of safety within your healthcare organization helps mitigate risks, reduces injury and error, and ultimately increases patient satisfaction.

    TAGS: Safety, Patient, Risk, Management

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    10 Commandments of Lifting

    A quick guide that can be printed as pocket cards for staff education. This guide is to remind staff of the most important points to consider before lifting anything, including patients.

    TAGS: patient lifting, safe

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Safe Patient Handling: Recommended Best Practices

    A presentation created by the University of Texas-School of Public Health. This presentation contains key information about the components of Safe Patient Handling programs recommended by OSHA and NIOSH, it describes techniques and strategies for managing patient handling and discusses how recommendations can be incorporated into your organizational policies for safe patient handling.

    TAGS: safe, patient handling