Provincial Health
Services Authority


Workplace Health - Safe Patient Handling


The following is a series of instructional video elearning courses developed by the PHSA for a variety of patient handling procedures used in healthcare settings. For use outside of PHSA, please request permission from PHSA and ensure proper acknowledgement regarding the information is provided.
It is recommended that users review the Patient Handling Guidelines course before taking any of the other courses. It is also recommended that the Overview courses be taken prior to any of the mechanical lift courses.

Patient Handling Guidelines Lowering a Patient to the Floor
Overview of Ceiling Lift Repositioning a Patient in a Chair
Overview of Portable Sit/Stand Lift Repositioning a Patient in Bed, Caregivers at Head of Bed
Overview of Total Body Floor Lift Repositioning a Patient in Bed, Caregivers Facing Each Other
Assist a Patient from Lying to Sitting Repositioning a Patient in Bed, Caregivers Positioned Diagonally
Ceiling Lift -- From Bed to Chair Repositioning a Patient to One Side of the Bed
Ceiling Lift -- From Floor to Bed Sit/Stand Lift -- Bed to Chair
Ceiling Lift -- Repositioning a Patient in Bed Standing Step Around Transfer
Ceiling Lift -- Turning a Patient in Bed Standing Step Around Transfer -- Mildly Aggressive Patient
Half Matt Total Body Floor Lift -- Bed to Chair
Hover Jack Total Body Floor Lift -- Floor to Bed
Hover Matt Turning a Patient in Bed
Lateral Transfer Sliding Board  

Email comments and questions to Ergo (PHSA)