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
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards: A Ground Breaking Collaborative Effort
Author(s):
Harrington, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Suzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHES, suzy.harrington@ana.org
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
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_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSafe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards: A Ground Breaking Collaborative Efforten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alpha-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsSuzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHES, suzy.harrington@ana.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291021-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Sunday, April 14, 2013</p>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. <p>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. <p>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_GB
dc.subjectSafe Patient Handling and Mobilityen_GB
dc.subjectAmerican Nurses Associationen_GB
dc.subjectNational Standardsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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