ArticlePractical solutions for safe patient handlingBLOCKS, MARJORIE RN, MSNNursing: October 2005 - Volume 35 - Issue 10 - p 44-45 Buy AbstractIn Brief If you're a typical nurse, you lift nearly 2 tons in an 8-hour shift. Here's how to do it without breaking your back. Don't hurt yourself. Avoid injuries from the repetitive stress of moving patients by using the helpful equipment featured here. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.