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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  • In hospitals, patients who are immobile and bedridden, have a high risk of hospital acquired conditions including: falls, pressure injuries, increased length of stay and ventilator associated pneumonia. ...

  • Falls among older patients and other at-risk patients are very common. In fact, as many as 75% of all residents fall every year in nursing care, and in acute care, falls make up about 38% of all adverse ...

  • 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 ...

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