Promoting Best Practice In Transfers And Manual Handling By Caregivers Following Traumatic Brain Injury In The Community Setting

Executive Summary:

The complex issue of manual handling in the community with clients with traumatic brain injury is of importance to policy-makers and care-givers alike for two key reasons: the direct costs associated with provision of attendant care after traumatic brain injury are significant (and as such, strategies which impact on the hours of attendant care required are of interest); and caregivers have the highest risk of workplace injuries from manual handling as their jobs require frequent client transferring and repositioning. Now, more than ever, it is critical to understand how we might overcome community-based issues that arise when making decisions and choices about transferring clients with brain injury.

This NTRI Forum aimed to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of how transfers and manual handling are currently being managed in the community sector, the challenges faced and the barriers and facilitators to optimal practice
  • Consider how this information can inform development and implementation of change strategies to address identified challenges to community-based manual handling

Date: October 2013


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