Nurse group praises California lifting law

By: October 14th, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

The California Nurses Association applauded the decision by Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act,” an important workplace safety bill to protect registered nurses and other healthcare employees from disabling injuries and safeguard patients from preventable falls, according to an October 7 news release.

“The bill requires employers to maintain a safe patient handling policy, as defined, for patient care units, and to provide trained lift teams, as defined, or staff trained in safe lifting techniques in each general acute care hospital,” according to the aroundthecapitol web site. “The safe patient handling policy would require the replacement of manual lifting and transferring of patients with powered patient transfer devices, lifting devices, or lift teams, as specified.”

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By Ernest Hoffman on October 21st, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thank you for a good start in SPH. I am the Director of the Advisory Board for the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing. We feel that the new bill should have included LTC .There are more injuries in LTC then there is in acute care.
Lets get together to save all care givers.
Live well-Harm none.
Ernest Hoffman

By Ernest Hoffman on October 21st, 2011 at 9:11 am

Please take this good idea and apply it to all care givers, including LTC.
Thank You,

Ernest Hoffman,Advisory Board Director, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing.

 

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