Our experience, gained from decades of listening to and cooperating with healthcare professionals, has enabled us to identify and provide the key elements for safe patient handling, including resident/patient mobility rehabilitation.
Safe patient handling, as defined in ISO/TR 12296:2012, is "any activity requiring force to push, pull, lift, lower, transfer or in some way move or support a person or body part..."
Our objectives with implementing safe resident/patient handling and mobility are:
- To improve caregivers’ working conditions by decreasing the risk of biomechanical overload, and the consequent absenteeism and costs.
- To ensure residents'/patients’ quality of care, safety, dignity, including personal hygiene.
ArjoHuntleigh creates a tailored package that has been optimised to meet the needs of individual care facilities, based on clinical evidence and agreed published best praxis, as well as national and international guidelines.