Lifting and Transferring Patients
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Lifting and Transferring Patients

Learn the risks of improperly lifting and transferring patients and strategies to prevent injuring yourself and others.

Maestro
Updated Jun 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Identify the risks of improperly lifting and transferring patients
  • Reduce the risk of injuries when lifting and transferring
  • Properly plan the movement of patients
  • Use proper techniques for common lifts and transfers
Course Description

Lifting and transferring patients is a common task for many healthcare workers; however, improper lifting-and-transferring techniques may result in harm to healthcare professionals or their patients.

In this self-paced course, you’ll learn about the risks of improper lifting and transferring of patients. You’ll learn strategies to prevent injuring yourself and your patients. The course includes a 10-question final assessment.

The content of this course is relevant to healthcare workers who interact with patients in hospitals, clinics, home healthcare, hospices, and similar settings. It doesn’t address lifting-and-transferring practices for air medical evacuation workers.