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Safe Patient Solutions Resource Blog

Welcome to our Resource Blog. Check here for ongoing information and resources related to Safe Patient Handling in home or therapeutic environments. You can also check The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for additional information.

Falls Prevention Week 2016

Falls Prevention Week 2016 In recognition of Falls Prevention Week, we remind everyone about simple steps they can take to reduce the risk of falling: Stay Physically Active Regular exercise increases muscle strength, improves flexibility and may slow bone loss. Use a...

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2015

Shorter days of sunlight, cooler weather, and the first day of Fall is quickly approaching. With the first day of Fall arriving on Wednesday, 23 September it also coincides with a special day to reflect on how we all can minimize the risk of falling injuries…

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Signs You May Be a Potential Fall

Have you noticed a decrease in your walking speed? Are you having problems putting on your pants while standing up? Do you notice a tendency to reach for a wall, sofa, or chair when you navigating yourself around your home (something we Physical Therapist call furniture surfing)?

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A Child’s Love For Her Grandmother

A Child’s Love For Her Grandmother We at Safe Patient Solutions would like to recognize a very special young girl. Elizabeth is an 11 years old from Albany, NY. On Elizabeth’s own, she searched and found a useful website link she wanted to share with her Grandmother...

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Comparison of Patient Lifts

Patient lifts typically come in the form of mechanical lift equipment used to get patients up from the floor following a fall. Generally, when a healthcare worker wants to safely transfer a patient horizontally or vertically, the worker will frequently ask somebody to bring a “patient lift”.

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