MS Alum Valerie Beecher Provides Safe Patient Handling Expertise

Valerie Beecher

Valerie Beecher, who received an MS in Human Factors in 2002, was recently featured in the NYSUT newspaper, as part of a NYS wide task force on safe patient handling practices. She is currently an ergonomics specialist at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Beecher describes common injuries as being "due to turning/reposition and unexpected situations such as falling patients" and recommends comprehensive, annual training on patient handling.