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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182735
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Hospital-Wide Safe Patient Handling Program
Author(s):
Eulberg, Pamela
Author Details:
Pamela Eulberg, RN, MM, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: peulberg@edward.org
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Oh my aching back; help your employees "work smarter, not harder". This program highlights the components of an evidence-based safe patient handling program including equipment selection, employee training, and on-going ways to increase employee participation in the program. ABSTRACT: In 2005, a Magnet hospital identified that the cost of staff musculoskeletal injuries had risen dramatically from less than 1% of the total dollars expended related to injury claims, in 2002-2003, to 94% in 2003-2004. Additionally, several units had experienced a rise in injuries. In particular, one unit's injury rate was 9.76 per 100 FTE's, above the national average of 8.80 per 100 FTE's. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six of the top ten professions at high risk for musculoskeletal injury are persons working in the healthcare field. These professions include registered nurses and nurses aides. Additionally, a 2003 ANA Position Statement discussed eliminating manual patient handling to prevent work related musculoskeletal injuries. To address the high injury rate, a nurse-led, interdisciplinary "Safe Patient Handling Committee" was developed to identify and implement evidence-based methods of decreasing employee injuries. The committee led a hospital wide effort to install patient lift equipment in all in-patient units, the surgical areas, the ED, radiology, and most recently in two out-patient, immediate care centers. The committee also developed a process for the clinical managers to work in conjunction with the Workman's Compensation department to identify causes of the injuries and develop an action plan to prevent further injuries. As the committee continues to identify ways to decrease employee musculoskeletal injuries, utilization of other methods of moving patients are being included in the safe patient handling employee training. Since implementing the Safe Patient Handling program, the hospital's lost work days (per 100 FTEs) have dropped from 35 pre-program to 18 in 2007. The restricted work days (per 100 FTEs) have dropped from 113 pre-program to 37, and the cost of musculoskeletal injuries has dropped from $753,613 in calendar year 2006 to $247,962 in calendar year 2007. The committee continues to work to identify specific units that have high injury rates and to work with the unit staff to develop unit specific ways to decrease their musculoskeletal injuries.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 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.titleImplementing a Hospital-Wide Safe Patient Handling Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEulberg, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsPamela Eulberg, RN, MM, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: peulberg@edward.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182735-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Oh my aching back; help your employees "work smarter, not harder". This program highlights the components of an evidence-based safe patient handling program including equipment selection, employee training, and on-going ways to increase employee participation in the program. ABSTRACT: In 2005, a Magnet hospital identified that the cost of staff musculoskeletal injuries had risen dramatically from less than 1% of the total dollars expended related to injury claims, in 2002-2003, to 94% in 2003-2004. Additionally, several units had experienced a rise in injuries. In particular, one unit's injury rate was 9.76 per 100 FTE's, above the national average of 8.80 per 100 FTE's. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six of the top ten professions at high risk for musculoskeletal injury are persons working in the healthcare field. These professions include registered nurses and nurses aides. Additionally, a 2003 ANA Position Statement discussed eliminating manual patient handling to prevent work related musculoskeletal injuries. To address the high injury rate, a nurse-led, interdisciplinary "Safe Patient Handling Committee" was developed to identify and implement evidence-based methods of decreasing employee injuries. The committee led a hospital wide effort to install patient lift equipment in all in-patient units, the surgical areas, the ED, radiology, and most recently in two out-patient, immediate care centers. The committee also developed a process for the clinical managers to work in conjunction with the Workman's Compensation department to identify causes of the injuries and develop an action plan to prevent further injuries. As the committee continues to identify ways to decrease employee musculoskeletal injuries, utilization of other methods of moving patients are being included in the safe patient handling employee training. Since implementing the Safe Patient Handling program, the hospital's lost work days (per 100 FTEs) have dropped from 35 pre-program to 18 in 2007. The restricted work days (per 100 FTEs) have dropped from 113 pre-program to 37, and the cost of musculoskeletal injuries has dropped from $753,613 in calendar year 2006 to $247,962 in calendar year 2007. The committee continues to work to identify specific units that have high injury rates and to work with the unit staff to develop unit specific ways to decrease their musculoskeletal injuries.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:37:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:37:48Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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