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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182780
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Lone Star Hospital Develops a Shining Star Unit
Author(s):
Cowan, Connie; Dougherty, Marsha
Author Details:
Connie Cowan, MSN, RN, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: conniecowan@texashealth.org; Marsha Dougherty, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Texas is the first state to mandate healthcare facilities to address Safe Patient Handling (SPH). As we began this process, one Medical/Surgical nursing unit asked our SPH committee for help in addressing their specific and overwhelming patient handling issues. What transpired has become a best practice model for the rest of our nursing units. Unit statistics for the month of January 2006 (when consulted): 3 recent staff injuries 2 resignations reportedly related to increased patient movements. Manager reporting low morale related to daily strenuous physical demands. The patient statistics were tracked for one month: 38 bed unit with 58% "total care" patients 35% of those were >200 pounds staff logged 240 re-positions per shift. Objectives : Train unit champion (named S.H.A.P.E. Representative) in SPH techniques. Increase the unit staff awareness of alternatives to manual patient handling. Reduce staff injuries Increase staff morale Methods: the unit staff SPH focus group with the guidance of the SPH committee developed the following methods: S.H.A.P.E. Representative attends all day S.H.A.P.E. Workshop for "Train the Trainer" education. S.H.A.P.E. Representative trains unit staff on each shift. S.H.A.P.E. Representative makes rounds to provide assistance in equipment choices and best patient movement techniques. Communication methods were developed and implemented in order to increase continuity of care (includes LIFT Chart, time outs, commitment to reading Physical Therapist notes). SPH "time outs" done before all patient movements. Results: Within the first five months of implementation (March-August, 2006): 65% (51 of 78) staff were initially trained by S.H.A.P.E. Representative (all shifts included) in the first month. No staff injuries related to patient handling were reported during this time. Staff reported greater job satisfaction. Staffing turnover was decreased. [Please contact presenter for more information.] References: 1. Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. (August 2005). Patient care ergonomics resource guide: Safe patient handling and movement (3rd revision). Tampa, Florida: Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense. 2. American Nurses Association. (2004). Handle with care. [Ergonomic campaign brochure]. Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. Nelson, A., Baptiste, A.S., and Barger, R. (February, 2005). Patient care ergonomics 101 for first time conference attendees. A pre-conference course held at the 2005 International Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) Conference. Tampa, Florida. 4. Barger, R. (Feb. 2005). Healthcare ergonomics: An introduction. Seminar presented at the 2005 International SPHM Conference. Tampa, Florida. 5. Matz, M., Wolf, L., and Haney, L. (Feb. 2005). Back injury resource nurse certification training program. An instructional course presented at the 2005 International SPHM Conference. Tampa, Florida.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.titleA Lone Star Hospital Develops a Shining Star Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Connieen_US
dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Marshaen_US
dc.author.detailsConnie Cowan, MSN, RN, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: conniecowan@texashealth.org; Marsha Dougherty, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182780-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Texas is the first state to mandate healthcare facilities to address Safe Patient Handling (SPH). As we began this process, one Medical/Surgical nursing unit asked our SPH committee for help in addressing their specific and overwhelming patient handling issues. What transpired has become a best practice model for the rest of our nursing units. Unit statistics for the month of January 2006 (when consulted): 3 recent staff injuries 2 resignations reportedly related to increased patient movements. Manager reporting low morale related to daily strenuous physical demands. The patient statistics were tracked for one month: 38 bed unit with 58% "total care" patients 35% of those were >200 pounds staff logged 240 re-positions per shift. Objectives : Train unit champion (named S.H.A.P.E. Representative) in SPH techniques. Increase the unit staff awareness of alternatives to manual patient handling. Reduce staff injuries Increase staff morale Methods: the unit staff SPH focus group with the guidance of the SPH committee developed the following methods: S.H.A.P.E. Representative attends all day S.H.A.P.E. Workshop for "Train the Trainer" education. S.H.A.P.E. Representative trains unit staff on each shift. S.H.A.P.E. Representative makes rounds to provide assistance in equipment choices and best patient movement techniques. Communication methods were developed and implemented in order to increase continuity of care (includes LIFT Chart, time outs, commitment to reading Physical Therapist notes). SPH "time outs" done before all patient movements. Results: Within the first five months of implementation (March-August, 2006): 65% (51 of 78) staff were initially trained by S.H.A.P.E. Representative (all shifts included) in the first month. No staff injuries related to patient handling were reported during this time. Staff reported greater job satisfaction. Staffing turnover was decreased. [Please contact presenter for more information.] References: 1. Patient Safety Center of Inquiry. (August 2005). Patient care ergonomics resource guide: Safe patient handling and movement (3rd revision). Tampa, Florida: Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense. 2. American Nurses Association. (2004). Handle with care. [Ergonomic campaign brochure]. Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. Nelson, A., Baptiste, A.S., and Barger, R. (February, 2005). Patient care ergonomics 101 for first time conference attendees. A pre-conference course held at the 2005 International Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) Conference. Tampa, Florida. 4. Barger, R. (Feb. 2005). Healthcare ergonomics: An introduction. Seminar presented at the 2005 International SPHM Conference. Tampa, Florida. 5. Matz, M., Wolf, L., and Haney, L. (Feb. 2005). Back injury resource nurse certification training program. An instructional course presented at the 2005 International SPHM Conference. Tampa, Florida.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:46Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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