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Implementing a no lift policy

02 September 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

On January 1 1997, 178 nurses at the Centre for the Health of Older People in Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, agreed on a New Year’s resolution with a difference. A...

The use of leg lifting equipment

14 June 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the manual handling risks associated with lifting patients’ legs and describes equipment designed to minimise these risks. The findings of an...

Manual handling and the lawfulness of no-lift policies

04 February 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent discussions over the plight of a woman who had spent a year sleeping in her wheelchair because the local NHS trust refused to allow her to be lifted into bed...

A study of nurses’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

16 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Publication of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (HSE 1992) focused attention on the use of mechanical aids for the purposes of moving and handling....

Promoting mobility and physical functioning in older people

01 November 2000

Nursing Older People

Nursing practice

The introduction of Health and Safety legislation in the form of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 focused attention on this aspect of nursing and...

An assessment of moving and handling practices among Scottish nurses

28 June 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research health

The aim of this study was to examine current practices within the Lothian Health Board area in relation to reporting of occupationally induced musculoskeletal...

A Delphi study examining standards for patient handling

28 July 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents the findings of a local initiative to develop practice standards for patient handling in a specialist orthopaedic hospital. The changes in...

An evaluation of mechanical aids used within the NHS

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This paper describes Phase III of the study of mechanical aids used within the NHS, the aim of which was to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of...

Managers’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

23 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reports a study of the attitudes of NHS management and financial personnel to issues of moving and handling, in particular the use of mechanical aids....

A study into clients’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the second article of three (the first appeared in last week’s issue), the authors describe Phase II of the study ‘An Evaluation of Mechanical Aids used within...