Proposed law prohibits most manual lifting

September 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2009, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p108
The article offers information on the proposed Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2009 in the U.S. The bill would demand the removal of manual lifting of patients by registered nurses through the application of mechanical devices to the greatest degree feasible. Health care employers would be demanded to train health care workers and nurses at least yearly on safe patient handling.


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