Development of an Evidence-Based Patient Lifting and Transfer Program through Academia Partnering with a Community Long-Term Care Facility

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151192
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Presentation
Title:
Development of an Evidence-Based Patient Lifting and Transfer Program through Academia Partnering with a Community Long-Term Care Facility
Abstract:
Development of an Evidence-Based Patient Lifting and Transfer Program through Academia Partnering with a Community Long-Term Care Facility
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Sedlak, Carol A., PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNS; Margaret A. Doheny, PhD, RN; Colleen Lavelle, BA, MA, LNA; Martha Kutik, MA, LNHA; Alison Salopeck, MS, LNHA; Lynn Ensinger, RN, BSN; Janice Gindlesperger, RN; Elaine Prymmer, LPN
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] It is well documented that patient transfers and lifting cause employee injuries. In response, the American Nurses Association has instituted a safe patient handling and movement initiative for the prevention of back injuries in health care workers. Ergonomic principles and patient handling technology are fundamental to this initiative. A description of this evidenced based project addresses how nursing faculty at Kent State University (KSU) and an interdisciplinary team from Jennings Center for Older Adults implemented a Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) program at this long-term care facility. Nursing faculty and the interdisciplinary team from the long-term care facility developed the program. The initial merger resulted from the fact that a nursing professor served on the Board of Directors; in this capacity the nursing professor alerted the facility for the need of evidenced based practice to reduce employee back injuries. The Board and administrators from the long-term care facility responded; subsequently the nursing professors and interdisciplinary healthcare team from the facility developed a proposal to achieve funding from local foundations. Funding was achieved. An evaluation research nurse consultant was hired to manage the research component of the program. KSU, College of Nursing, became a pilot site for implementation of a curriculum module for SPHM funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. This project documents the successful establishment of an evidence based SPHM program through collaboration among academic and community professionals. Establishment of the SPHM program has resulted in lowering the occurrence of employee injuries related to patient transfers and lifting.
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.titleDevelopment of an Evidence-Based Patient Lifting and Transfer Program through Academia Partnering with a Community Long-Term Care Facilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151192-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of an Evidence-Based Patient Lifting and Transfer Program through Academia Partnering with a Community Long-Term Care Facility</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sedlak, Carol A., PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">csedlak@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNS; Margaret A. Doheny, PhD, RN; Colleen Lavelle, BA, MA, LNA; Martha Kutik, MA, LNHA; Alison Salopeck, MS, LNHA; Lynn Ensinger, RN, BSN; Janice Gindlesperger, RN; Elaine Prymmer, LPN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] It is well documented that patient transfers and lifting cause employee injuries. In response, the American Nurses Association has instituted a safe patient handling and movement initiative for the prevention of back injuries in health care workers. Ergonomic principles and patient handling technology are fundamental to this initiative. A description of this evidenced based project addresses how nursing faculty at Kent State University (KSU) and an interdisciplinary team from Jennings Center for Older Adults implemented a Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) program at this long-term care facility. Nursing faculty and the interdisciplinary team from the long-term care facility developed the program. The initial merger resulted from the fact that a nursing professor served on the Board of Directors; in this capacity the nursing professor alerted the facility for the need of evidenced based practice to reduce employee back injuries. The Board and administrators from the long-term care facility responded; subsequently the nursing professors and interdisciplinary healthcare team from the facility developed a proposal to achieve funding from local foundations. Funding was achieved. An evaluation research nurse consultant was hired to manage the research component of the program. KSU, College of Nursing, became a pilot site for implementation of a curriculum module for SPHM funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. This project documents the successful establishment of an evidence based SPHM program through collaboration among academic and community professionals. Establishment of the SPHM program has resulted in lowering the occurrence of employee injuries related to patient transfers and lifting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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