Myths and Facts about Lift Teams

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Manon Labrèche, PT, CEAS II, has been the Injury Prevention Coordinator at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) for 14 years.  She is responsible for the development of the Lift Team and Injury Prevention Program at TGH. Since inception of this program, TGH has seen a 61% reduction in patient handling injuries and an 80-90% reduction in cost for patient handling injuries.

In April 2009, TGH received the Best Practice Award for their injury prevention and lift team program at the annual safe patient handling conference in Orlando. She has served on many National Task forces with the Tampa Patient Safety Center, the AORN and the ANA.  She is currently on the Board of Director for the American Association of Safe Patient Handling and Movement.

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