About Safe Patient Handling & Safe Lifting Practices
SafeLiftingPortal.com – your electronic entry point to the world of patient safety and caregiver injury prevention.
The Safe Lifting Portal Web Site is part of a “pro bono” healthcare industry awareness campaign designed to raise caregiver consciousness about patient safety, injury prevention through safe patient handling. The objective of the site is to provide a general clearing-house of timely information and relevant links that will assist visitors in their injury prevention efforts.
Background: In March of 2005, several healthcare facilities approached Liko requesting assistance to increase the rate of caregiver participation in injury prevention programs. The resulting Liko-sponsored “Safe Lifting Environment” campaign and symbol were introduced shortly thereafter.
To date, more than 1,000 healthcare facilities have received free Safe Lifting Environment Starter Kits, including several multi-site chains. The Safe Lifting Portal was a logical extension of the Safe Lifting Environment campaign. It offers users immediate access to a wide variety of resources and is designed to expand in size and scope based on user feedback.
If you are actively involved in healthcare patient safety and caregiver injury prevention, we encourage your participation in the site as a means of furthering the global movement to eliminate needless injuries to patients and caregivers and promote patient safety through safe patient handling.