When is it safe to manually lift a patient?

@article{Waters2007WhenII,
  title={When is it safe to manually lift a patient?},
  author={Thomas R. Waters},
  journal={The American journal of nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 8},
  pages={53-8; quiz 59}
}
In 1994 the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation-an ergonomics assessment tool that can be used to calculate the recommended weight limit for two-handed manual-lifting tasks. However, NIOSH excluded assessment of patient-handling tasks from the uses of the revised equation, arguing that such tasks involve too many variables. The equation in fact can be used to calculate a recommended weight limit for a limited range of patient… CONTINUE READING

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