Keeping our Nursing Staff Safe: Best Practice in Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151940
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Presentation
Title:
Keeping our Nursing Staff Safe: Best Practice in Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program
Abstract:
Keeping our Nursing Staff Safe: Best Practice in Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Hawkins, Roric P., BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Title:Safe Patient Handling Coordinator
Co-Authors:Rizalina M. Bonuel MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, APRN-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator
Thelma G. Becknell MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Executive
Lottie Lockett MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Deputy Chief Nurse
Kelly Irving MSN, RN, CWON, Nurse Executive of Nursing Operation
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] In daily nursing activity, the most challenging efforts put forth by nursing staff have come in the form of manually lifting and moving patients.  The injuries have occurred in the form of both lower and upper backs as well as neck and shoulders related to the consistencies involved in manually moving and lifting patients.  These injuries sustained have ranged in the area from minor strains and pulls to severely consequential often resulting in career ending. Our organization developed a best practice Safe Patient Handling and Movement program to address workplace safety.
Several strategies were implemented to create a culture of safety.  First, the organization hired a Safe Patient Handling and Movement coordinator who presents regularly in the new employee orientation.  Safe patient handling equipment such as total assist lifts, moderate assist lifts, and lateral transfer devices are resources provided to the nursing staff.  An Initial 8 hour training with continuing education credits was offered to the nursing staff.  Two Unit Peer Leaders per unit were identified to participate in this required training. The training consisted of actual demonstration of skill competencies to handle and maneuver the equipment.
The program graduated 62 unit peer leaders from the inaugural program. The program will be offered biannually. A Back Injury Prevention committee was developed.  Baseline back injuries prior to the program were 61 related to patient lifting and moving for fiscal year 2009. For fiscal year 2010, our current staff injury related to patient lifting and moving was decreased to 32 total staff injuries.
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.titleKeeping our Nursing Staff Safe: Best Practice in Safe Patient Handling and Movement Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151940-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Keeping our Nursing Staff Safe: Best Practice in Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hawkins, Roric P., BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Safe Patient Handling Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">roric.hawkins@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rizalina M. Bonuel MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, APRN-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator<br/>Thelma G. Becknell MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Executive<br/>Lottie Lockett MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Deputy Chief Nurse<br/>Kelly Irving MSN, RN, CWON, Nurse Executive of Nursing Operation</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] In&nbsp;daily nursing activity, the most challenging efforts put forth by nursing staff have come in the form of manually lifting and moving patients.&nbsp; The injuries have occurred in the form of both lower and upper backs as well as neck and shoulders related to the consistencies involved in manually moving and lifting patients.&nbsp; These injuries sustained have ranged in the area from minor strains and pulls to severely consequential often resulting in career ending. Our organization developed a best practice Safe Patient Handling and Movement program to address workplace safety. <br/>Several strategies were implemented to create a culture of safety. &nbsp;First, the organization hired a Safe Patient Handling and Movement coordinator who presents regularly in the new employee orientation. &nbsp;Safe patient handling equipment such as total assist lifts, moderate assist lifts, and lateral transfer devices are resources provided to the nursing staff. &nbsp;An Initial 8 hour training with continuing education credits was offered to the nursing staff. &nbsp;Two Unit Peer Leaders per unit were identified to participate in this required training. The training consisted of actual demonstration of skill competencies to handle and maneuver the equipment. <br/>The program graduated 62 unit peer leaders from the inaugural program. The program will be offered biannually. A Back Injury Prevention committee was developed. &nbsp;Baseline back injuries prior to the program were 61 related to patient lifting and moving for fiscal year 2009. For fiscal year 2010, our current staff injury related to patient lifting and moving was decreased to 32 total staff injuries.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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