- Texas passes first law for safe patient handling in America: landmark legislation protects health-care workers and patients from injury related to manual patient liftingMary Anne Hudson
Coos County Public Health Department, North Bend, Oregon 97420, USA
J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:559-66. 2005..Rapid enactment of a federal mandate for Safe Patient Handling No Manual Lift is essential and anticipated...
- Prevention of disabling back injuries in nurses by the use of mechanical patient lift systemsRichard F Edlich
University of Virginia Health System, USA
J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:521-33. 2004..This type of intervention assumes that lifting is a specialized skill to be performed only by expert professional patient movers who have been thoroughly trained in the latest lifting device techniques...
- Devastating injuries in healthcare workers: description of the crisis and legislative solution to the epidemic of back injury from patient liftingRichard F Edlich
Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA
J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:225-41. 2005..California and other states are preparing to (re)introduce legislation in January 2005. A national, industry-specific policy is essential to quell the outflow of nursing personnel to disability from manual patient lifting...