Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards: A Ground Breaking Collaborative Effort

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291021
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards: A Ground Breaking Collaborative Effort
Other Titles:
Clinical Session: Collaborating to Develop Safe Work Environments
Author(s):
Harrington, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Suzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHES
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, April 14, 2013: This session will introduce and describe the collaborative process the American Nurses Association used to develop the multi-disciplinary and multi-setting Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards. The goal of the standards is to establish a uniform, national foundation for programs to improve safety for patients and health care workers. The national standards are intended to be: multidisciplinary/intraprofessional across a variety of settings; realistic and attainable, but raising the bar; evidence-based and outcomes focused; ready to be incorporated into practices, policies, procedures, and regulation; disseminated with toolkits, model language, and other resources. This work groundbreaking and highly-anticipated; national standards for safe patient handling and mobility do not currently exist. The process to develop the standards has truly been collaborative. Recognizing the important role of many disciplines in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, ANA convened a multi-disciplinary working group of subject matter experts. The working group included nurses, nursing assistants, ergonomists, economists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, equipment vendors, and other disciplines. The speaker will outline the challenges and successes experienced during this collaborative process, as well as lessons learned. In additional to learning about the collaborative process, the session will also provide a brief overview of the eight standards. Topic areas include creating a culture of safety, guidelines for implementing and sustaining a program, incorporating prevention through design, managing technological resources, educating and training staff, and evaluating the program. This portion of the presentation will prepare the learner to begin applying the standards to enhance or implement safe patient handling efforts within their work environments.
Keywords:
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility; American Nurses Association; National Standards
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Other Identifiers:
CHWE13CD03
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSafe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards: A Ground Breaking Collaborative Efforten
dc.title.alternativeClinical Session: Collaborating to Develop Safe Work Environmentsen
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Susanen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alpha-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsSuzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHESen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291021-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, April 14, 2013: This session will introduce and describe the collaborative process the American Nurses Association used to develop the multi-disciplinary and multi-setting Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards. The goal of the standards is to establish a uniform, national foundation for programs to improve safety for patients and health care workers. The national standards are intended to be: multidisciplinary/intraprofessional across a variety of settings; realistic and attainable, but raising the bar; evidence-based and outcomes focused; ready to be incorporated into practices, policies, procedures, and regulation; disseminated with toolkits, model language, and other resources. This work groundbreaking and highly-anticipated; national standards for safe patient handling and mobility do not currently exist. The process to develop the standards has truly been collaborative. Recognizing the important role of many disciplines in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, ANA convened a multi-disciplinary working group of subject matter experts. The working group included nurses, nursing assistants, ergonomists, economists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, equipment vendors, and other disciplines. The speaker will outline the challenges and successes experienced during this collaborative process, as well as lessons learned. In additional to learning about the collaborative process, the session will also provide a brief overview of the eight standards. Topic areas include creating a culture of safety, guidelines for implementing and sustaining a program, incorporating prevention through design, managing technological resources, educating and training staff, and evaluating the program. This portion of the presentation will prepare the learner to begin applying the standards to enhance or implement safe patient handling efforts within their work environments.en
dc.subjectSafe Patient Handling and Mobilityen
dc.subjectAmerican Nurses Associationen
dc.subjectNational Standardsen
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen
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