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ISO publish technical report Ergonomics — Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector.

To support the new technical report (TR) published by ISO, ArjoHuntleigh has produced an easy to read edited summary, which is available for you to download by clicking here. The full ISO/TR 12296:2012 is available for purchase via the ISO website.

The edited summary includes a foreword written by Prof. Dr. Enrico Occhipint, chair of the technical committee. The ISO TR and ArjoHuntleigh’s edited summary provides an overview of evidence-based methods of how to assess risk within safe patient handling, identify and apply strategies and solutions to reduce these risks.

The full TR is the first and only ISO report with specific focus on clinical evidence of patient handling. The TR describes the multifunctional approach to patient handling including: methods and guidelines for risk evaluation, organizational aspects, criteria for the choice and use of equipment, training, buildings and environment in relation to risk estimation, and evaluation of patient handling interventions. The TR recommends the use of Mobility Gallery and the Care Thermometer developed by ArjoHuntleigh. The TR publication provides strong evidence for safe patient handling intervention with a good base for future guidelines and legislations.

Name Description Size Updated
Ergonomics Manual Handling Edited Summary June 201 Ergonomics Manual Handling Edited Summary June 2012 4 109 kb 2012-06-17 15:24:53

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