7 Tips Nurses Should Know About Safe Patient Handling

Sara Lundwall Swenson, MS, APRN, ACNPC-AG, PCCN


Am Nurs Journal. 2020;15(5) 

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Stay Safe

Despite the existence of guidelines and policies meant to protect nurses, inadequate funding, monitoring, or enforcement of policies mean that some hospitals lack effective safe patient handling programs. And even in hospitals with programs, it can be easy to let your guard down. Be sure to advocate for yourself, follow organizational and national guidelines and standards to the extent you're able, and don't let others pressure you into doing something you feel is unsafe.