Safe Patient Handling Resources

AliMed is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals like registered nurses, nursing assistants, and those in long-term care facilities enhance safe patient handling and transfer through our wide selection of resources and equipment. Our emphasis on solutions that support evidence-based practices for safe patient handling aligns with the industry's focus on reducing incidence rates of injuries related to manual lifting and patient handling activities. 

Featured Resources


Featured Lateral Transfer Devices


Featured Mobility Aids


Videos for Safe Patient Handling


Blogs for Safe Patient Handling


References for A Guide to Patient Transfer


  1. 2022 Forecast:  5 Trends that Will Make or Break Healthcare's Labor Shortages
  2. Benchmark Study of  Healthcare Workers' Compensation Claims
  3. BestCare:  Patient Lift and Transfer Products
  4. Caring for our Caregivers:  Facts About Hospital Worker Safety
  5. Clinical Review:  Slide Sheets
  6. Complete Guide to Patient Transfer Devices and How to Use Them
  7. Current Topics in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Implementing a Mobility Assessment Tool for Nurses
  8. Effect of Repositioning Aids and Patient Weight on Biomechanical Stresses When Repositioning Patients in Bed
  9. Evaluation of Different Patient Transfer Devices in Reducing Biomechanical Exposures Among Professional Caregivers
  10. Evidence-Based Practices for Safe Patient Handling and Movement
  11. Forces Required in Repositioning a Patient in Bed Using Regular Sheet and Slide Film
  12. Gait Belts 101: A Tool for Patient and Nurse Safety
  13. Hardwiring Safety at the Point of Care
  14. Healthcare: Safe Patient Handling
  15. How to Choose the Best Patient Transfer Device
  16. Back Safety [National Library of Medicine]
  17. Patient Care Transfer Techniques [National Library of Medicine]
  18. New Report Calls For Global Action Plan to Address Nursing Workforce Crisis and Prevent an Avoidable Healthcare Disaster
  19. Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings
  20. Safe Patient Handling: How Many People Do You Need to Safely Lateral Transfer Patients?
  21. The (Not So) Great Escape: Why Nurses are Leaving the Profession
  22. The Hidden Cost of Moving Patients
  23. The New National Standards in Safe Patient Handling
  24. What is a Transfer Board?
  25. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Hospital Workers