Indicates issue is a core ANA legislative and regulatory priority for the 112th Congress.
*Safe Patient Handling and Movement
ANA supports actions and policies that result in the elimination of manual patient handling. Patient handling, such as lifting, repositioning and transferring has conventionally been performed by nurses. A Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) program decreases injuries to nurses, other healthcare workers and patients, while reducing work-related healthcare costs and improving the safety of patient care delivery.