The points below highlight measures that will ensure a reduced risk of injuries among carers and residents while also increasing efficiency and increasing wellbeing within health care.
• Well-informed and highly motivated staff who know how the body functions and recognise the difference between harmful and non-harmful working methods.
• Modern, optimally functioning mechanical aids.
• Mechanical aids that make it possible for staff to work with a straight back close to the patient.
• Staff who are trained in working techniques.
• Special back experts, members of the nursing staff who have in-depth knowledge of correct working techniques and ensure that colleagues work in a back-friendly manner.
• Lifting journals containing notes on how each resident should be lifted and transferred.
• Workspaces, such as bathroom and toilet areas, which are designed and equipped for the work intended to be carried out there.
• A psychologically sound working climate – the body is the mirror of the soul.