Reduced injuries and costs is a better outcome
The leading cause of injury to nursing and hospital support staff is the result of repeated manual lifting, transferring and repositioning of patients and residence. With incidence rates of occupational injuries requiring days away from work rising, this can be a significant cost to healthcare organizations. Likewise, injuries from falls occurring in healthcare facilities are no longer reimbursed under CMS guidelines, leaving hospitals to absorb costs.
Safe patient handling programs have become one of the top initiatives for healthcare institutions, seeking to minimize work-related injuries and reduce injuries due to patient falls. Proper equipment and education on how to use patient lifts can significantly reduce exposure to these risks.
Hill-Rom’s technologies, processes and tools can assist you in implementing your own safe patient handling program, enhancing outcomes for patients and caregivers alike.