Safe Patient Handling Standards

The ANA (American Nurses Association) has teamed up with experts from numerous disciplines to develop new safe patient handling standards for healthcare organizations. 

These standards are referred to as "Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards".  Below are key points regarding these standards:

  1. Released June 2013
  2. Evidence based and outcome focused
  3. Applies to a variety of settings (LTC, Hospitals, Therapy Settings, Public Health Providers)
  4. "Voluntary" with national legislation anticipated in the future

For more information or to order a copy of the standard, check out the ANA website.

ANA's Safe Patient Handling and Mobility.