Safe patent handling self assessment
Patient lifting, repositioning, and transfers represent some of the most common—and most preventable—sources of
injury for employees in the healthcare industry, particularly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Use this brief questionnaire to examine the number and nature of patient handling injuries in your hospital, identify what you are already doing well, and identify opportunities for improvement. You can review data for the most recent year, or you can review three or more years of data to look for trends over time.