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ANA opposes lifting device protocols of hospitals

ANA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Hospitals are now facing technical and cost challenges after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week it will investigate hospitals that fail to provide the equipment needed by nurses and other caregivers to lift and handle patients. To adhere to the mandate, some hospitals launched protocols that should be followed to determine when care professionals should deploy lift devices at the facilities. That stance has drawn criticism from the American Nurses Association, which wants hospitals to deploy equipment and adopt protocols so that no staffer ever moves a patient without device assistance. "There are too many opportunities for a wrong angle or a slip," ANA President Pam Cipriano said. "It is one of the key areas where nurses fear injury in the workplace because that could be career ending." McKnight's Long-Term Care News (06/28) Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (06/27)


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