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Guidelines in Developing a Safe Patient Handling Lift Document Tool. Speaker: Robert Guest MSPT, Cert. MDT. Types of Transfers. Lateral transfers Bed Chair Commode/toilet Car Floor. Repositioning Tasks. Bed Chair Gurney Diagnostic tables .

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guidelines in developing a safe patient handling lift document tool

Guidelines in Developing a Safe Patient Handling Lift Document Tool

Speaker:

Robert Guest MSPT, Cert. MDT

types of transfers
Types of Transfers
  • Lateral transfers
  • Bed
  • Chair
  • Commode/toilet
  • Car
  • Floor
repositioning tasks
Repositioning Tasks
  • Bed
  • Chair
  • Gurney
  • Diagnostic tables
components for safe transfers repositioning tasks
Components for safe transfers & repositioning tasks
  • Medical, mental & functional status of the patient
  • Environment
  • Staff
  • Equipment
patient
Patient
  • Medical status – history received from the patient, family & other facilities
  • Mental status – cooperative, follow directions
  • Functional status- strength, balance, coordination & stamina
environment
Environment
  • Room design
  • Medical equipment
  • Furniture
  • Illumination
  • Climate/temperature
  • Traffic/activity
staff
Staff
  • Medical education
  • Competency
  • Compliancy
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
equipment
Equipment
  • Bed
  • Ceiling lift
  • Total mechanical lift
  • Sit to stand lift
  • Transfer belt
  • Non-Friction device/Air assistive device
  • Assistive devices (cane etc.)
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Who is responsible for determining the lift type/equipment utilized for safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) ?

(Three W)

Who When Where

decision tree
Decision Tree
  • Ceiling lift/Total mechanical lift
  • Sit to stand lift
  • Transfer/gait belt
  • Non-Friction device/Air assistive device
  • Independent

** going up the tree the patient requires more assistance**

case study 1

Case Study 1

A male 50 years old involved in MVA enters the emergency department to R/O a right leg fracture. Determine the SPHM for this individual using the lift document tool.

case study 2

Case Study 2

A 30 year old male S/P right TKR day two has an order to get OOB. Determine the SPHM for the patient.

case study 3

Case Study 3

A 70 year old female has fallen in the hallway while existing her husband’s hospital room. Determine the SPHM for this individual.

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