Safe Patient Handling Quiz

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This quiz is for everyone who in a way or the other comes into contact with patients. Safe patient handling quiz below will help you know if you have been doing the right thing in regard to the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This Safe Patient Handling and Movement Policy (SPHM) provides procedures and responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of a SPHM program that integrates evidence-based practice and technology to minimize human and capital expenses associated with employee injuries caused by patient handling and movement. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because the Safe Patient Handling and Movement Policy aims to minimize employee injuries caused by patient handling and movement. It provides procedures and responsibilities for the implementation and maintenance of a SPHM program that integrates evidence-based practice and technology. By doing so, it reduces human and capital expenses associated with these injuries.

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  • 2. 

    Each staff member is responsible for the proper use of mechanical lifts and/or assistive devices.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that every staff member has the responsibility to ensure the correct usage of mechanical lifts and assistive devices. This implies that staff members should be trained and knowledgeable about the proper procedures and safety measures when using these devices. By taking responsibility, staff members can contribute to the safety and well-being of themselves and those they are assisting, minimizing the risk of accidents or injuries.

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  • 3. 

    Spinal cord injury patients must be assigned to  specific room with ceiling lifts that cover the entire room and bathroom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patients with spinal cord injuries often have limited mobility and may require assistance with transfers and movement. Ceiling lifts are a safe and efficient way to assist with these transfers, as they cover the entire room and bathroom, allowing patients to move around without the need for manual lifting or transfers. This ensures their safety and reduces the risk of further injury. Therefore, it is true that spinal cord injury patients must be assigned to specific rooms with ceiling lifts that cover the entire room and bathroom.

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  • 4. 

    Unit Peer Leaders (UPLs) are staff members from clinical units and areas where patient handling occurs, including nursing services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, and other diagnostic, treatment, and procedure areas. UPLs function as the patient handling unit and area champion and resource person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Unit Peer Leaders (UPLs) are staff members from various clinical units and areas where patient handling occurs. They can be from nursing services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, and other diagnostic, treatment, and procedure areas. UPLs serve as champions and resource persons for patient handling within their respective units and areas.

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  • 5. 

     A minimum of four employees will assist with all lifts/transfers of patients with limited mobility.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A minimum of two employees will assist with all lifts/transfers of patients with limited mobility

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  • 6. 

    During any patient transferring task, if any caregiver is required to lift more than 55 lbs of a patient’s weight, then the patient should be considered fully dependent and assistive devices should be used for the transfer. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During any patient transferring task, if any caregiver is required to lift more than 35 lbs of a patient’s weight, then the patient should be considered fully dependent and assistive devices should be used for the transfer.

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  • 7. 

    For a lateral transfer to and from the bed to the stretcher, if the patient is less than 200 lbs a ceiling lift with a supine sling should be used.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Use a friction-reducting devise and/or a lateral transfer board

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  • 8. 

    If a patient greater than 200 lbs needs to be repositioned in bed and is unable to assist, it is acceptable to use a friction-reducing device with 2 caregivers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    >200 Pounds: Use a friction-reducing device and at least 3 caregivers.

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  • 9. 

    There are specific safety guidelines for bariatric patients.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because bariatric patients, who are individuals with obesity, have specific safety guidelines due to their unique needs and potential health risks. These guidelines may include recommendations for specialized equipment, modified surgical procedures, and post-operative care to ensure the safety and well-being of bariatric patients during medical interventions and everyday activities.

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  • 10. 

    To use the Stand-and-Pivot techique effectively, two caregivers should be present.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Stand-and-Pivot technique: 1 caregiver

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