Top 3 ways to achieve patient mobility

By Zeenat Sheikh, June 24 2015

Increasing mobility in patients has significant long and short term benefits including greater well-being for patients and staff as well as reduced cost of treatment.

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Topics: Preventable, Immobility

Manual SSEB positioning – a risk caregivers have to take

By Paul Wilkinson, March 20 2015

Manual Supine to Seated Edge of Bed (SSEB) positioning is one of the most harmful daily tasks for caregivers – but it’s also critical for activating patients and putting those in rehabilitation on the road to recovery.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Manual SSEB positioning: one of the most harmful daily caregiving tasks

By Paul Wilkinson, March 18 2015

Biomechanical studies show that manually moving a supine patient to a sitting position at the edge of the bed (and back again) is one of the most harmful daily tasks for caregivers.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Lumbar overload: everyday caregiving tasks that cause needless injury

By Paul Wilkinson, March 16 2015

Lower back disorders are one of the most frequent causes of work-related injury and absenteeism among healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Handle with care

By Paul Wilkinson, March 12 2015

Inactivity and prolonged bed rest puts residents in long-term care at serious risk of adverse affects, including depression and pressure ulcers. 

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

A patient may lose up to 20% muscle strength after only one week of immobility

By Paul Wilkinson, March 9 2015

Bed rest is a common treatment option for patients that are critically ill or have a clinical condition that results inreduced mobility – but it can have serious adverse health consequences.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Bed rest: the treatment option that may harm your patient

By Paul Wilkinson, March 9 2015

In less than 24 hours multiple body systems are affected by adverse changes associated with immobility

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Topics: Pressure Ulcers, Preventable

Manual Patient Handling: Addressing the risk of caregiver injury

By Paul Wilkinson, March 5 2015

A majority of caregivers will suffer back injuries directly or indirectly related to manual patient handling at some point in their career. 

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Caregivers suffer more back injuries than workers in any other profession

By Paul Wilkinson, March 2 2015

Caregivers suffer one of the highest musculoskeletal injury rates of any profession, including construction, mining and factory work.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

Manual patient handling: a burden on caregivers and healthcare facilities

By Paul Wilkinson, February 23 2015

Despite decades of evidence documenting the hazardous effects on both caregivers and patients, manual patient handling remains common practice in healthcare facilities around the world.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Preventable

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