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Taking care of a spouse or family member at home can be both emotionally and physically challenging. Meeting the physical demands of lifting, turning, and transferring a loved one can put both patient and caregiver at risk for injury. The most common injuries caregivers experience are to the back, neck, and shoulders, and are often caused by overuse — repeating the same lifting or pulling motions again and again.
Caregivers are at greatest risk for injury when they are:
· Pulling a person who is reclining in bed into a sitting position.
· Transferring a person from a bed to a wheelchair.
· Leaning over a person for long periods of time.
Improving the Safety of Patient Turning and Repositioning Tasks for Caregivers
Turning and positioning in bed is essential for immobilized patients to increase comfort, maintain skin integrity, enhance healing, and achieve care outcomes. When patients are immobilized for any reason and spend extended periods of the day in bed, frequent and proper position changes are beneficial to healing and prevention of painful and detrimental bedsores.