Creating an environment of patient and caregiver safety
Safe patient handling is a term that refers to policies and programmes that use technology and techniques to allow caregivers to safely lift and move patients without causing injury or unnecessary physical stress.
Hill-Rom is committed to helping you reduce caregiver injury and improve patient outcomes through the use of proven technologies and processes to support better outcomes.
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