Aug 15 2017 Archived Webinar

Safe Client Handling in Home Care: A Problem-Solving Approach

Presented by Emily King

Home caregivers experience high rates of injury related to client handling and mobility. The home care context is highly varied, and presents different challenges than work in institutions. This webinar will highlight providers’ key physical challenges in providing safe home care, systematically evaluate the sources of musculoskeletal risk, and discuss evidence-based tools and strategies for reducing exposures.


  • Describe and discuss safe client handling and mobility challenges specific to a home care environment
  • Systematically evaluate common home care activities to identify potential risks and strategies for managing these risks

Emily King
Emily King’s goal is to improve safety and independence in home care. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, where her work explores the tasks, circumstances, and patterns of activity that put home care providers at risk of injury. Emily’s doctoral research at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute focused on analyzing how caregiving in private homes puts paid providers at risk of musculoskeletal injuries, and on identifying tools and techniques for preventing injuries. Emily is also heavily involved in the design of assistive devices for both home and institutional use – she holds four patents and has contributed to the development of assistive technologies for toileting, mobility and safe patient lifting.

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.

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