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The importance of safe patient handling and sling
Rates of musculoskeletual injuries from overexertion in healthcare occupations are among the
highest of all U.S industies. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that in 2014, the
rate of overexertion injuries across all industies was 33 per 10,000 full time workers. By comparison,
the overparison, the overexertion injury rate for hospital workers was twice the average(68 per 10,000),
the rate for nursing home workers was over five times the average(174 per 10,000). The single greatest
risk factor for overexertion injuries in healthcare workers is the manual lifting. Moving and repositioning
of patients, residents or clients, i.e., manual patient handling.
Studies have proven that injury to health care providers can be significantly reduced through safe patient
and resident handling programs. 4,5,6 One focus in these safe patient handling programs in reducing
the physical stress of health care workers by utilizing mechanical equipment to lift and reposition
Slings require an inspection before each use and should not be used if there is visible compromise
including loose stitching, holes or tears in the fabric. Laundering by manufacturer specific guidelines is important
to maintain the strength and integrity of the fabric and prevent failure under load. Some manufacturers make
slings that are single patient use eliminating the need for laundering, and are to be discarded when compromised,
soiled, or upon patient discharge.
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