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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on a project designed to decrease the number and severity of health care worker injuries through implementation of a culture of safety for safe patient handling.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the barriers to using patient handling equipment and consequences when the equipment is not used or used improperly.
  2. Outline the components of safe patient handling programs and the need to implement a culture of safety for safe patient handling.
  3. Explain the phases of a safe handling project and discuss identified outcomes.
Price: $20.00


  • ANCC 2.0 CH
  • DC - BON 2.0 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: ON0513B
Published: May/June 2013
Expires: 6/4/2021
Collections: Workplace Safety
Required Passing Score: 13/17 (76%)
Authors: Linda Stevens, Susan Rees, Karen V. Lamb, Deborah Dalsing