Quote from glasgow3
with all due respect to the author of this article, i feel that a laundry list of risk reduction strategies obscures a clear, evidence based reality: manual patient handling results in preventable, career ending injuries for health care workers.
manual lifting is unsafe for patients and health care providers alike; the practice should be eliminated in my view.
i (author) completely agree with you. yes, manual patient lifting should be eliminated, but that is not simple as you know. there are technical limitations yet. until manual lifting can be eliminated, i believe that some care could be taken in order to reduce the risks... hopefully manual patient lifting will be eliminated soon and nursing will become a less physically taxing profession. most of the suggestions in the article are known, but are frequently overlooked.
take care and keep healthy...