DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS OF A MINIMAL LIFT PROGRAM ON AN IN-PATIENT ONCOLOGY UNIT

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165068
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS OF A MINIMAL LIFT PROGRAM ON AN IN-PATIENT ONCOLOGY UNIT
Author(s):
Mielnicki, Mary; Lewis, Lisa
Author Details:
Mary Mielnicki,RN BSN, Manager of Hematology/Oncology Unit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: gmielnicki@rcn.com; Lisa Lewis, RN, BS, MBA, CAN
Abstract:
In-patient oncology units are seeing an increase of admissions with a diagnosis of cancer with treatments plans for symptom management, treatment goals and palliative care. According to the American Cancer Society it is estimated that there will be over 1,399,790 new cases of cancer in 2006. Oncology patients experience increased mobility problems related to side effects of chemotherapy treatment regimens, boney metastases and generalized de-conditioning. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) experienced a rise in bariatric patients hospital wide as well as an increase of patients with mobility issues on their three oncology units. In support of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) ôBest People and Best Patient Experienceö, NMH piloted 4 in-patient units with a minimal lift program. One of the pilot units was a thirty bed hematology oncology unit. The goal of the program was to decrease the patient handling and employee incidents, lost and restricted days and related cost by 20%. Each pilot unit received education, training, mechanical lift equipment and other approved patient handling aids. An assessment tool algorithm that identified physically dependent patients and procedures to safely address the handling and movement of each patient was provided. Documentation was performed on each patient per shift and updated as patientÆs needs changed; this was one of the metrics used for program. Super users were assigned on each pilot unit to assist with trouble shooting and the training of new staff and ongoing education on the units. Key metrics used were: lost and restricted work days, workers and compensation cost, assessment and documentation, pre and post implementation satisfaction surveys. Results, the pilot program surpassed the original goal to reduce patient handling related injuries and cost by 20%. Instead it achieved the following: 77% reduction in incidents, 99.9% reduction in lost & restricted days, and 99.6% reduction in incurred and replacement cost. On the oncology unit there was an added benefit of the minimal lift program. Patients who had used the lift equipment for transfers from bed to cart or bed to chair experienced decrease pain on movement and an added sense of safety and security.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS OF A MINIMAL LIFT PROGRAM ON AN IN-PATIENT ONCOLOGY UNITen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMielnicki, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Mielnicki,RN BSN, Manager of Hematology/Oncology Unit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: gmielnicki@rcn.com; Lisa Lewis, RN, BS, MBA, CANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165068-
dc.description.abstractIn-patient oncology units are seeing an increase of admissions with a diagnosis of cancer with treatments plans for symptom management, treatment goals and palliative care. According to the American Cancer Society it is estimated that there will be over 1,399,790 new cases of cancer in 2006. Oncology patients experience increased mobility problems related to side effects of chemotherapy treatment regimens, boney metastases and generalized de-conditioning. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) experienced a rise in bariatric patients hospital wide as well as an increase of patients with mobility issues on their three oncology units. In support of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) ôBest People and Best Patient Experienceö, NMH piloted 4 in-patient units with a minimal lift program. One of the pilot units was a thirty bed hematology oncology unit. The goal of the program was to decrease the patient handling and employee incidents, lost and restricted days and related cost by 20%. Each pilot unit received education, training, mechanical lift equipment and other approved patient handling aids. An assessment tool algorithm that identified physically dependent patients and procedures to safely address the handling and movement of each patient was provided. Documentation was performed on each patient per shift and updated as patientÆs needs changed; this was one of the metrics used for program. Super users were assigned on each pilot unit to assist with trouble shooting and the training of new staff and ongoing education on the units. Key metrics used were: lost and restricted work days, workers and compensation cost, assessment and documentation, pre and post implementation satisfaction surveys. Results, the pilot program surpassed the original goal to reduce patient handling related injuries and cost by 20%. Instead it achieved the following: 77% reduction in incidents, 99.9% reduction in lost & restricted days, and 99.6% reduction in incurred and replacement cost. On the oncology unit there was an added benefit of the minimal lift program. Patients who had used the lift equipment for transfers from bed to cart or bed to chair experienced decrease pain on movement and an added sense of safety and security.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:57Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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.-
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