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Soaker pads are not for repositioning

Healthcare workers are using soaker pads to reposition (boost or turn) patients in bed, despite the risk of sprains or strains (musculoskeletal injury) to themselves.

Related resources:
Ceiling lifts - They're not just for transfers
Patient handling: Weighing the risks
Ceiling lifts vs. floor lifts: What's the difference

Publication Date: Mar 2010 File type: PDF (618 KB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2009-01