MS Alum Valerie Beecher Provides Safe Patient Handling Expertise

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.