Injury Prevention

About Program

The NSHA Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program is being implemented to improve safety for patients and employees.  Safe patient handling and mobility involves assessing patients’ mobility needs and using the appropriate equipment to mitigate the risk with the handling or mobility activity.

Training Handouts

Air Assisted Lateral Transfer

Beds

 Preventive Maintenance and FAQs

Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2016.

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Friction Reduction Devices

 Slider Sheets - Roll Technique

Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2016.

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P.A.C.E

 P.A.C.E - A Mobility Status Check Tool

Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2016.

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Slings

 Slings (Assorted) Part 1 of 2

Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2016.

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Wheelchairs

 Wheelchairs - Basic Components

Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2016.

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