Safe Patient Handling Quiz

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Patient Safety Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Each staff member is responsible for the proper use of mechanical lifts and/or assistive devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
     A minimum of four employees will assist with all lifts/transfers of patients with limited mobility.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    There are specific safety guidelines for bariatric patients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    To use the Stand-and-Pivot techique effectively, two caregivers should be present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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