Manual handling represents over one third of all workplace compensable injuries, making it one of the most important occupational health and safety issues facing the nursing profession
Manual handling remains the single largest cause of injuries to nurses – injuries that can be the result of lots of stresses and strains over time. While there is no agreement within the profession about the appropriateness of any one particular lifting technique, we can all agree that a continued and collaborative effort is required to reduce the incidence of manual handling injury across Australia.
Download the current edition of Medistore Insight to read more about the benefits of implementing a “no lifting” policy and tips on how to get started.
Correct sling selection is one of the most important – yet often neglected – aspects of safe lifting. There is a risk of using an inappropriately sized sling if you make assumptions without checking the suitability of a specific sling for the individual and for the lifting task at hand. Informed decision making requires consideration of sling size, style, lifter compatibility and application – along with detailed knowledge of patient details and the lifting situation.
To help, sling manufacturer ProSling have released a helpful Sling Size Selection Chart for their range of versatile slings.
a “no lift” gift
In support of a “no lift” policy for all aged care facilities, Medistore is offering a great deal on our new mobile patient lifter range and our extended sling range.
Learn more about the great features and functionality of the Premium lifter range – and take advantage of our great package deal. Or buy 4 slings for the price of 3 – and choose from an extended range of sizes within our versatile ProSling range. Call 1300 882 194 for more details.