Recent innovations in patient transfer tools and techniques make it safe and easy to transfer patients without lifting. No-lift is a key feature of all these challenging transfers including: The Seated Transfer - The Standing Transfer - The Lateral Transfers - Patient Repositioning.
NoLiftTransfers has certified hundreds of healthcare personnel under a new program offering Certification in Safe Patient Handling. The risk to caregivers when handling patients continues to lead the nation, five simple steps can lead to dramatic reduction in these injuries without the need to purchase expensive equipment.
Just like its cousin the no fly zone the no transfer zone limits access to certain areas during the transfer process. The no transfer zone extends from the knee to the neck. You can reach into this zone to put on a gait belt or to lean the patient forward but there cannot be any lifting in this zone. Once you are ready you straighten your back and set up outside this area. The difference you will experience will do more than amaze you it will reduce the likelihood of receiving a back injury.
There is a movement by Member State Associations to implement a Nationwide State Legislative Agenda that focuses on issues important to members of the healthcare community, including nurses, CMA’s, CNA’s. These efforts are necessary because of the continuing injury rate among health care workers. But it is not necessary to spend a large amount of money to have your facility NoLift compliant before someone tells you that you must.