HRET HIIN Culture of Safety Webinar: Who Has YOUR Back? Building Safe Patient Handling Programs that Work
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM PDT - 11:00:00 AM PDT
Has your hospital made the connection between culture of patients safety and culture of workforce safety? Clinicians and staff must feel safe and valued themselves in order to create a safe environment for patients. Robust safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) initiative incorporate patient and staff safety through assessing the availability and condition of handling equipment as well as education staff, patients and their families on the correct usage of equipment. Please join us on March 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon CT to participate in this illuminating HRET HIIN Culture of Safety virtual event. Speakers, John Wilgis (Director of Emergency Management Services at the Florida Hospital Association), Dr. Christine Norton (Injury Prevention Specialist at Baptist Health) and Manon Labreche (Manager, Injury Prevention & Lift Team, Tampa General Hospital) will detail their organization's safe patient handing programs and discuss strategies to both build leadership buy-in as well as key operational strategies to ensure a safe hospital environment that "has your back." Learning Objectives Understand the benefits of safe patient handling techniques for the safety of hospital workers, patients, and families. Learn the importance of early and safe patient mobilization through the GET UP campaign. Debunk the common myths of patient lifting and movement such as "it takes less time to manually move patients than to use equipment" and "if we invest in lifting equipment workers will not use it. Explore safe patient handing programs and integrate strategies to improve worker and patient safety.
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