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Safe Patient Handling – 3 CE

Activity Overview

This course will make healthcare practitioners understand how to recognize signs of injury, prevent unnecessary strain, and notice environmental factors that contribute to a hazardous working environment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define why MSDs occur at high rates for healthcare practitioners and why it’s been so difficult for professionals to alter their approach to the job
  2. State the environmental factors that lead to injury, including specific problems with staffing, organization, and physical obstructions
  3. Discuss the established body of evidence related to minimizing MSDs, and why the principles should no longer be used with healthcare workers of today
  4. Explain the protocol for different types of patients, depending on weight, available equipment, and whether the patient is available to assist with the movement
  5. Name different types of equipment and explain how each one relates to SPH
  6. Apply the techniques of SPH to a variety of scenarios, including unexpected emergencies (e.g., a patient falling, etc.)
  7. Recognize unsafe behavior even in seemingly undemanding tasks, such as feeding a patient on bed rest.
  8. Differentiate between different techniques based on the nature of the task, needs of the patient, and expectations of the worker
  9. Incorporate the basics of ergonomics into every aspect of the job

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



3.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nursing Home Administrator
Registered Nurse

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-766356
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.


Jamie Surratt, MD



Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 01/14/2023

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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