Diana Weinel, MS RN ONC, is an advanced practice nurse at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital.
Successful Implementation of Ceiling-Mounted Lift Systems
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2008 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 63–66, March-April 2008
How to Cite
Weinel, D. (2008), Successful Implementation of Ceiling-Mounted Lift Systems. Rehabilitation Nursing, 33: 63–66. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2008.tb00205.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- mechanical lifting devices;
- safe patient handling;
- work-related back injury
Rehabilitation nurses are well aware of the risks for musculoskeletal injuries related to patient handling tasks. Repetitive lifting, turning, and repositioning of patients with mobility limitations can take a toll on the nurse. This article chronicles integration of ceiling lift technology for patient-handling tasks into nursing practice on a spinal cord injury inpatient unit.