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Patient Transfer from Chair to Stretcher or Exam Table

Purpose:

To transfer a patient from a chair to a stretcher or exam table using an OSHA approved technique.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

disability and performance, prevention

ICD-10:

Description:

Proper technique is required for the transfer of patients without causing injury to the patient or the people giving assistance. OSHA has issued guidance for the transfer of patients in nursing homes to help reduce worker injuries.

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