Patient Safety to Prevent Injuries
Banner Baywood Medical Center believes safe patient handling and movement procedures can help reduce injuries to patients and nurses as well as help patients have faster recoveries.
We use safe equipment and procedures in many of our departments, ranging from the Intensive Care Unit to Labor and Delivery.
Our equipment includes non-friction sliding sheets, slings, and lifts to make movement easier and safer for patients and nurses.
Without such precautions, patients may sustain injuries ranging from bruises to joint dislocation, even broken bones.
Our physical therapists use the equipment and techniques to help our patients sit, stand and walk in an environment that’s safe for them, and safe for the nurses helping them. By using that equpment, patients can strength train and return to walking more quickly.