What's Safe Patient Handling

Fall Prevention and the Elevation of Organizations
With safe patient handling, care centers' cost can be controlled more easily, and even rapidly reduce the cost, as caregivers get hurt less often and their job satisfaction raises, and thus they are more inclined to stay on the job. Specifically, low turnover means lower training cost since an employer who is familiar with job details increases efficiency. Additionally, fewer sick days and low frequency of occupational injuries decrease the cost of a care center. Research has pointed out that care centers offset their initial cost within three years after investing safe patient handling devices and training their caregivers, and even lift up their profits eventually.