Safe patient handling for rehabilitation professionals.

@article{Waters2010SafePH,
  title={Safe patient handling for rehabilitation professionals.},
  author={Thomas R. Waters and Kathleen A. Rockefeller},
  journal={Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          216-22
        }
}
Every day, thousands of physical therapists and rehabilitation nurses are required to perform physically demanding therapeutic patient handling tasks that are stressful to the caregiver and increase his or her risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In rehabilitation, patient handling tasks might be classified as"traditional" or "therapeutic."Traditional tasks have a practical goal, such as transferring a patient from bed to a wheelchair, and therapeutic tasks have… CONTINUE READING

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