Lifting Peds Patients

  1. 0 Input on Recommendations for Lifting Peds Home Care Patients?
    Weight Limits, etc? Thoughts?
  2. Visit  Nurse Netty profile page

    About Nurse Netty

    Joined Aug '11; Posts: 10; Likes: 15.

    4 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    We have a 50 lb limit at my agency. Once they hit that point a lift is required.
  4. Visit  NurseLoveJoy88 profile page
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    I do peds home health and I'm not lifting anybody over 50lbs. I tried lifting an 80lb boy by myself and my back hurt for days. I also struggled. So for now on I get another person to help or I request a lift.

    I'm 22 and need my back.
  5. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    We finally got a lift for our patient who is now shy of 100 lbs. Nobody could do it any longer. Once had a patient who weighed in at 93 lbs. that both Mom and I found easier to lift ourselves than to use the available lift. I got flack from the supervisor over that.
  6. Visit  NurseLoveJoy88 profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    We finally got a lift for our patient who is now shy of 100 lbs. Nobody could do it any longer. Once had a patient who weighed in at 93 lbs. that both Mom and I found easier to lift ourselves than to use the available lift. I got flack from the supervisor over that.
    I don't see any thing wrong with lifting a child with two person assist. I don't know why your supervisor gave you flack over that.


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