Evaluation of a safe resident handling program in U.S. nursing homes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Alicia Kurowski
University of Massachusetts Lowell

How effective are safe resident handling programs? In a 10-year research project, a team at the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) set out to measure the impact of one such program that was implemented across 200 nursing home centres. In this plenary, project manager Alicia Kurowski shares the team’s findings on outcomes such as ergonomic exposures, self-reported back pain, injury rates, return-to-work outcomes and return on investment.

Evaluation of a safe resident handling program in U.S. nursing homes (Jun 13, 2017)