What is Safe Patient Handling (SPH)? It’s the law!!.
Source: RI General Law 23-17-59
Lifts, transfers, holds limbs, turns, or repositions a patient
Be sure the patient’s feet are firmly on the ground.
Some patients may not tolerate this position.
Use the SPH equipment that is provided to you!Protect Patients, Co-Workers, and Yourself!
Have patient roll onto her side, moving her shoulders and hips as a unit. Her knees should hang off the edge of the bed.
You can reduce unnecessary spinal loading by getting yourself out of bed this way as well!