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A safer, gentler way to lift patients will reap benefits

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The need for safe handling doesn’t just apply to food or power tools. It also applies to patients in hospitals and nursing homes, where nurses and aides are regularly called upon to lift or maneuver difficult-to-move patients — at considerable risk to the patients and themselves. We’re glad to see Gov. Cuomo and lawmakers have recognized this with legislation approved in the state budget. Nurses’ groups have long advocated for safe patient handling programs, which ...

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