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About the Safe Patient Handling Program

The Vanderbilt Safe Patient Handling Program goals are to support a culture of wellness, to standardize safe patient handling practices, and reduce caregiver injuries.

After implementation of a Safe Patient Handling/Smooth Moves program, injuries from patient handling have become less common and caregivers who were injured returned to full duty more quickly.

*Injuries reported here are staff member self reported injuries to OHC.


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