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Title: Success Story #2*
Type: Text Slide
In this success story, direct patient care staff who were responsible for assisting dependent residents were at a high risk for occupational injuries.
Identified high risks activities included: transfers in and out of bed; in and out of bath tubs; showers and whirlpools; on and off toilets; repositioning in bed; and lifting; and lifting a resident who had collapsed from the floor.
An intervention program was implemented using a best practices injury prevention program. The prevention program was based on the use of state of the art lifting equipment to assist nursing staff with resident transfers, a training program for nursing staff on how to use the lifting equipment, and a medical management program.