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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623620
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
NPD Practitioner Role in an Interprofessional Safe Patient Handling Culture
Author(s):
Lesniak, Sarah; Neary, Colleen; Sugarman, Erin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sarah Lesniak, MS, RN-BC; Colleen Neary, BSN, RN; Erin Sugarman, MS, RN
Abstract:

<p>Musculoskeletal injuries related to patient movement and handling are among the leading causes of injuries for healthcare professionals. In January 2016, state legislation was enacted requiring hospital compliance with a comprehensive Safe Patient Handling (SPH) program. The role of the NPD Practitioner was utilized to coordinate an interdisciplinary, organization-wide SPH initiative at a large academic medical center. The NPD Practitioner and a clinical bedside nurse were appointed to co-chair the comprehensive committee with collaboration from the Medical Center’s Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. An extensive committee was formed including 45 key stakeholders from various interprofessional and ancillary departments.</p>
<p>Objectives of the committee were to implement and maintain state regulations including the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based SPH policy; completion of a SPH hazard assessment to determine current equipment availability and projected needs; investigation of possible vendors to support the program; obtain financial support to purchase additional equipment; develop a multifaceted initial and annual education plan for all employees with cognitive, psychomotor and affective competency assessment; implement post-injury investigations and provide training for staff with competency gaps; and coordinate a marketing strategy to notify patients, families and staff of SPH culture expectations.
Expected outcomes include a reduction in staff and patient injuries and fiscal savings related to reductions in worker’s compensation claims. The NPD Practitioner influences culture change and guides collaboration among care providers to reduce injuries and provide safe, optimal patient experiences.</p>

Keywords:
Nurse safety training; nurse education
Repository Posting Date:
1-Dec-2017
Date of Publication:
1-Dec-2017
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention
Conference Host:
Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Description:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleNPD Practitioner Role in an Interprofessional Safe Patient Handling Cultureen_US
dc.contributor.authorLesniak, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorNeary, Colleenen
dc.contributor.authorSugarman, Erinen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSarah Lesniak, MS, RN-BC; Colleen Neary, BSN, RN; Erin Sugarman, MS, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623620-
dc.description.abstract<p>&lt;p&gt;Musculoskeletal injuries related to patient movement and handling are among the leading causes of injuries for healthcare professionals. In January 2016, state legislation was enacted requiring hospital compliance with a comprehensive Safe Patient Handling (SPH) program. The role of the NPD Practitioner was utilized to coordinate an interdisciplinary, organization-wide SPH initiative at a large academic medical center. The NPD Practitioner and a clinical bedside nurse were appointed to co-chair the comprehensive committee with collaboration from the Medical Center&rsquo;s Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. An extensive committee was formed including 45 key stakeholders from various interprofessional and ancillary departments.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;Objectives of the committee were to implement and maintain state regulations including the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based SPH policy; completion of a SPH hazard assessment to determine current equipment availability and projected needs; investigation of possible vendors to support the program; obtain financial support to purchase additional equipment; develop a multifaceted initial and annual education plan for all employees with cognitive, psychomotor and affective competency assessment; implement post-injury investigations and provide training for staff with competency gaps; and coordinate a marketing strategy to notify patients, families and staff of SPH culture expectations.<br />Expected outcomes include a reduction in staff and patient injuries and fiscal savings related to reductions in worker&rsquo;s compensation claims. The NPD Practitioner influences culture change and guides collaboration among care providers to reduce injuries and provide safe, optimal patient experiences.&lt;/p&gt;</p>en
dc.subjectNurse safety trainingen
dc.subjectnurse educationen
dc.date.available2017-12-01T19:45:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T19:45:16Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name2017 ANPD Annual Conventionen
dc.conference.hostAssociation for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)en
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen
dc.description2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.en
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