Safety in Healthcare – No Lift Policy
Patient handling, if done improperly, can result in physical exertion and stress among healthcare teams, leading to both personal and organisational costs
The consequences of on-the-job injuries for healthcare workers, including physical pain, emotional distress, and financial difficulties, can also persist long after the injury has healed.
This training video emphasises the importance of a "No Lift" patient policy in healthcare facilities. It encourages healthcare workers to embrace the "No Lift" policy as part of their work to minimise risks, promote patient safety, and ensure faster recovery.
It also provides practical guidance on using lifting machines and techniques for safe patient handling.
After watching the video, or completing the self-paced eLearning format, workers will learn:
- The physical, emotional, and financial consequences of on-the-job injuries for healthcare workers
- The purpose and importance of a "No Lift" patient policy in promoting staff and patient safety
- Some practical guidelines for using lifting machines and techniques for safe patient handling