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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164328
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the CNS in Implementation of a Safe Patient Handling and Lifting Program
Author(s):
Dunn, Kathleen L.
Author Details:
Kathleen L. Dunn, MS, RN, CRRN-A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: 1) To implement a program of Safe Patient Handling and Movement for nurses. 2) To ensure application of principles of Safe Patient Handling and Movement throughout the patient care setting. Significance: Nurses are in the top 3 occupations of on-the-job injury in the USA. Decreasing nurse injuries will ensure a decrease in loss of experienced nurses to the profession and institution. Design/Background/Rationale: Change project to decrease injuries both by reengineering patient care areas and by changing culture related to patient handling and movement. Methods/Description: Process improvement project collected data, solicited administrative support, implemented and evaluated pilot project, used as justification for expansion, and provided cost-savings data. Findings/Outcomes: Implementation of the project over the last 5 years has resulted in an estimated $2.4 million savings in both direct and indirect worker costs, increased staff satisfaction, and improved recruitment and retention of nurses. Conclusions: A Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program can be successfully implemented by the CNS, can benefit the institution and individual nurses, and can positively impact patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of the CNS in Implementation of a Safe Patient Handling and Lifting Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Kathleen L.en_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen L. Dunn, MS, RN, CRRN-A, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164328-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 1) To implement a program of Safe Patient Handling and Movement for nurses. 2) To ensure application of principles of Safe Patient Handling and Movement throughout the patient care setting. Significance: Nurses are in the top 3 occupations of on-the-job injury in the USA. Decreasing nurse injuries will ensure a decrease in loss of experienced nurses to the profession and institution. Design/Background/Rationale: Change project to decrease injuries both by reengineering patient care areas and by changing culture related to patient handling and movement. Methods/Description: Process improvement project collected data, solicited administrative support, implemented and evaluated pilot project, used as justification for expansion, and provided cost-savings data. Findings/Outcomes: Implementation of the project over the last 5 years has resulted in an estimated $2.4 million savings in both direct and indirect worker costs, increased staff satisfaction, and improved recruitment and retention of nurses. Conclusions: A Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program can be successfully implemented by the CNS, can benefit the institution and individual nurses, and can positively impact patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:21Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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