Uplift™: Empowered for safe mobility.

Caregiver Injuries

Healthcare workers experience the highest rate of occupational injuries. Nearly 12% of nurses in hospitals report work-related musculoskeletal injuries, and over 1/3 of back injuries are due to the handling and manual lifting of patients. Safe mobility requires a comprehensive, multifaceted approach that supports caregivers so they can protect their patients and themselves.


MEDLINE'S UPLIFT PROGRAM

Uplift is a breakthrough program designed to protect patients and clinicians. It mirrors the American Nurses Association (ANA) safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) guidelines to integrate safe patient handling, falls management and early mobility into one united initiative.1


THE BENEFIT OF UPLIFT

Enabling your team with the right education and tools, Uplift will help you put the upcoming ANA best practices into action to eliminate unnecessary injuries and create a culture of safety. Through falls management, safe patient handling, and early mobility practices, you can create a safe environment for both caregivers and patients.


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  • A priority in healthcare facilities is the abundance of back injuries among nursing staff due to manual lifting practices. Injured nurses are increasing worker’s compensation costs and causing high levels ...

  • A priority in healthcare facilities is the abundance of back injuries among nursing staff due to manual patient handling practices. Injured nurses are increasing worker’s compensation costs and causing ...

  • In hospitals alone, patient falls are a leading cause of death in people age 65 or older. There is increasing regulatory and reimbursement pressure on hospitals to prevent patient falls. Learn the latest ...

References:

  1. Standards to protect nurses from handling and mobility injuries. American Nurse Today. 2014;9(9). Available at:  https://www.americannursetoday.com/standards-protect-nurses-handling-mobility-injuries/. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  2. Preventing Falls in Hospitals. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/fallpxtoolkit/index.html. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  3. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ).  Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/pressureulcertoolkit/putool1.html. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  4. Cocanour CS, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Peninger M, Garbade D, Tidemann T, et al. Cost of a ventilator-associated pneumonia in a shock trauma intensive care unit. 2005;6(1):65-72. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15865552. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  5. Dubose J. The benefits of safe patient handling. Massachusetts Nurse Association Newsletter. November/December 2006. Available at: https://www.massnurses.org/health-and-safety/articles/safe-patient-handling/p/openItem/1308. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  6. New Jersey Nurses Association Safe Patient Handling Fact Sheet. Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Available at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3279.pdf. Accessed January 10, 2019.
  7. Safe Patient Handling? Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes. 2012. OSHA. Available at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3708.pdf. Accessed January 10, 2019