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Patient Handling Area Design Guidelines (Canada) Mobile App

A Safe Patient Handling Program must address patient handling area design issues. This guideline covers all relevant considerations including furniture in patient rooms, doorway entrances, bed heights, bathroom issues, and more. These guidelines can now be easily accessed right from your mobile device - as can all your "paperwork" with GoCanvas.

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    The following criteria should be considered in area design/configuration to assist in reducing pa...

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    Ceiling lifts, where patient population warrants them, and the facility’s physical structure can ...

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    Furniture in patient rooms to include adjustable beds, under-bed clearance to accommodate patient...

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    Sufficient electrical outlets arranged to reduce the need for long electrical cords or extension ...

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    Call systems with easy access for patients to obtain help if necessary.

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    Sufficient clearance beside, at the foot of, and on the transfer side of the bed to allow for two...

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    In bathrooms, doorway entrances should accommodate wheelchairs, lifts and up to two caregivers in...

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    In bathrooms, space from the toilet bowl to the wall should accommodate one or two caregivers.

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    In bathrooms, toilet height should take into account types of commode chairs.

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    In bathrooms, grab rails near toilets, sinks and baths; baths should have sufficient area to acco...

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    Clearance around sinks should accommodate caregivers and equipment.

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    Shower areas should be without curbs to enable wheelchair access; adequate drainage to prevent po...

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    Handrails in corridors; unobstructed corridors of sufficient width to allow patient equipment/fur...

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    Doorways that are wide enough to accommodate patient equipment.

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    Hard, smooth flooring (no carpet), that allows for easy movement of patient wheeled equipment; pe...

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    Sufficient storage space for patient handling equipment and supplies to ensure they are readily a...

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    Patient rooms:

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    Keep rooms tidy and free of clutter.

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    Create a permanent clear passage from the foot of the bed to the door, so there is always clear a...

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    In small rooms, and where space is at a premium, attach castors to the furniture so it can be eas...

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    Make sure beds are height adjustable.

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    Make sure chairs have armrests to help patient transfers.

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    Try to locate patients who need to be assisted with wheelchairs as near to day or dining rooms as...

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    Provide plenty of electrical sockets, to prevent trailing leads.

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    Maintain a policy regarding acceptable furniture for patients to bring into the facility (e.

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    Toilets, showers and bathrooms:

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    If toilets are small, inaccessible and in difficult places in which to perform patient handling t...

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    Consider the loading weight of the toilets, especially for bariatric patients.

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