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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182349
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Care for Caregivers: Spotlight on Employee Safety and Wellness
Author(s):
Wiegand, Lori
Author Details:
Lori Wiegand, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, USA, email: lori.wiegand@osfhealthcare.org
Abstract:
At our acute care hospital, bedside RNs raised concerns about the increasing physical demands of caring for the immobile and bariatric patient population while leadership reviewed with alarm increasing staff injuries associated with patient handling. Our overall hospitals employee injury incident rate for 2005 was 13.9, well above the national incident rate of 7.5. The CNO with a 6 Sigma team designed a program and a new Occupational Injury Prevention Department to focus on reduction of employee injuries while promoting a culture of safety and wellness for employees. A Safe Patient Handling Program, beginning with the purchase of a variety of lift equipment, transfer aids and implementation of a Lift Team yielded the following results: 30% reduction in employee injuries associated with patient handling 82% of nurses reporting less muscle strain and fatigue 88% of nurses reporting a safer work environment 91% of nurses reporting patient transfers to be safer 75% of nurses reporting patients got out of bed and were positioned more frequently In addition, the program includes: Ergonomic Workstation and EMR Charting Evaluations, Chair Evaluations, Safe Patient Handling Program: training and education, Customized Injury Prevention Education, Construction Recommendations for Staff Safety, Job Site Assessments/Evaluations, Staff Injury Tracking & Trending, Injury Investigation, Post Injury Recovery Education/Coaching, Restricted Worker Program, and Partnership with Employee Wellness. The program outcomes are evidenced by our 2008 injury data: 27% reduction in OSHA recordable injuries; 40% reduction in lost work days, and another 25% reduction in injuries due to patient handling. This spotlight on employee well-being reflects the commitment to employees. Please contact the primary investigator for more information.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCare for Caregivers: Spotlight on Employee Safety and Wellnessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWiegand, Lorien_US
dc.author.detailsLori Wiegand, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, USA, email: lori.wiegand@osfhealthcare.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182349-
dc.description.abstractAt our acute care hospital, bedside RNs raised concerns about the increasing physical demands of caring for the immobile and bariatric patient population while leadership reviewed with alarm increasing staff injuries associated with patient handling. Our overall hospitals employee injury incident rate for 2005 was 13.9, well above the national incident rate of 7.5. The CNO with a 6 Sigma team designed a program and a new Occupational Injury Prevention Department to focus on reduction of employee injuries while promoting a culture of safety and wellness for employees. A Safe Patient Handling Program, beginning with the purchase of a variety of lift equipment, transfer aids and implementation of a Lift Team yielded the following results: 30% reduction in employee injuries associated with patient handling 82% of nurses reporting less muscle strain and fatigue 88% of nurses reporting a safer work environment 91% of nurses reporting patient transfers to be safer 75% of nurses reporting patients got out of bed and were positioned more frequently In addition, the program includes: Ergonomic Workstation and EMR Charting Evaluations, Chair Evaluations, Safe Patient Handling Program: training and education, Customized Injury Prevention Education, Construction Recommendations for Staff Safety, Job Site Assessments/Evaluations, Staff Injury Tracking & Trending, Injury Investigation, Post Injury Recovery Education/Coaching, Restricted Worker Program, and Partnership with Employee Wellness. The program outcomes are evidenced by our 2008 injury data: 27% reduction in OSHA recordable injuries; 40% reduction in lost work days, and another 25% reduction in injuries due to patient handling. This spotlight on employee well-being reflects the commitment to employees. Please contact the primary investigator for more information.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:20:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:20:20Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_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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