Training Center is SMART Solution to Staff Education and Decreases Nursing Injuries and Lost Work Days

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147619
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Training Center is SMART Solution to Staff Education and Decreases Nursing Injuries and Lost Work Days
Abstract:
Training Center is SMART Solution to Staff Education and Decreases Nursing Injuries and Lost Work Days
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Koss, Karen B., RN, BSN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Title:Education Specialist
Co-Authors:Judith A. Niemi, RN, BSN, MSN
[Clinical Session Presentation] RNs ranked 5th in occupations with work related musculoskeletal injuries involving days away from work (2007, BLS). Developing and maintaining a comprehensive safe patient handling program was undertaken at SEMC. Launched in 2007, the program?s model for staff education was house wide training, with ongoing training using the 'coach' model- the international standard for safe patient handling staff education. Five months into the program, training needs were not being met.A major reason for ergonomic program failure is staff training (Nelson, 2008). Challenges include: covering training on 3 shifts/ 7 days a week, trying to accomplish training during orientation, one shot training is rarely effective, and coach turn over. Identified solutions include: training during orientation, using peer trainers, annual competency evaluations, refresher training, and hiring more than one coach per unit. A coach retention study showed turnover rate was 2.4 years (Haney, L. and Knibbe, N., 2008).The SMART Training Center provides a setting for staff training during orientation regardless of shift, refresher training, technique updates, technique correction, annual competency evaluation, and problem solving. Training is done by peers. Training is not subject to turnover and is not conducted on the unit- so equipment is not tied up, patients are not used, and staff are not responsible for a caseload during training. The Center opened January 2008. Comparing the first three quarters of 2008 to 2007, staff injuries reduced 42%; lost work days reduced 32%.US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work, 2006. 2007 Nov 8. Nelson, Audrey. Top Ten Reasons Why Ergonomic Programs Fail. Abstract from,8th Annual Safe Patient Handling & Movement Conference (2008), Orlando, FL.Haney, L. and Knibbe, N. Building & Keeping Strong SPH Programs. Abstract from, 8th Annual Safe Patient Handling & Movement Conference (2008), Orlando, FL.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTraining Center is SMART Solution to Staff Education and Decreases Nursing Injuries and Lost Work Daysen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147619-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Training Center is SMART Solution to Staff Education and Decreases Nursing Injuries and Lost Work Days</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koss, Karen B., RN, BSN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Elizabeth Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Education Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kkoss@stelizabeth.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith A. Niemi, RN, BSN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] RNs ranked 5th in occupations with work related musculoskeletal injuries involving days away from work (2007, BLS). Developing and maintaining a comprehensive safe patient handling program was undertaken at SEMC. Launched in 2007, the program?s model for staff education was house wide training, with ongoing training using the 'coach' model- the international standard for safe patient handling staff education. Five months into the program, training needs were not being met.A major reason for ergonomic program failure is staff training (Nelson, 2008). Challenges include: covering training on 3 shifts/ 7 days a week, trying to accomplish training during orientation, one shot training is rarely effective, and coach turn over. Identified solutions include: training during orientation, using peer trainers, annual competency evaluations, refresher training, and hiring more than one coach per unit. A coach retention study showed turnover rate was 2.4 years (Haney, L. and Knibbe, N., 2008).The SMART Training Center provides a setting for staff training during orientation regardless of shift, refresher training, technique updates, technique correction, annual competency evaluation, and problem solving. Training is done by peers. Training is not subject to turnover and is not conducted on the unit- so equipment is not tied up, patients are not used, and staff are not responsible for a caseload during training. The Center opened January 2008. Comparing the first three quarters of 2008 to 2007, staff injuries reduced 42%; lost work days reduced 32%.US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work, 2006. 2007 Nov 8. Nelson, Audrey. Top Ten Reasons Why Ergonomic Programs Fail. Abstract from,8th Annual Safe Patient Handling &amp; Movement Conference (2008), Orlando, FL.Haney, L. and Knibbe, N. Building &amp; Keeping Strong SPH Programs. Abstract from, 8th Annual Safe Patient Handling &amp; Movement Conference (2008), Orlando, FL.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:34:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:34:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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