Navigating the New Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards

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Date: Wednesday,June 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT

Repeated transfer, repositioning, and ambulation of patients and the lack of access to assistive technologies often cause healthcare workers to overexert themselves and become injured. According to the ANA 2011 Health and Safety Survey, 62% of nurses indicated that suffering from a disabling musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) was one of their top 3 safety concerns. In 2011, RNs ranked 5th among all occupations for the number of MSD cases, resulting in days away from work.

In June 2013, new Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards will be released, based on the work of stakeholders from across the care continuum. Join Suzy Harrington, director, ANA's Department for Health, Safety, and Wellness, as she shares her insight into the new standards. Colin Brigham, past president, Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, will bring the standards to life through a personal story highlighting the importance of SPHM standards in improving the safety of health care environments.

Participants will:

  • Review the eight new interprofessional Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) standards.
  • Find out how to prevent injuries among healthcare providers and patients.
  • Learn how to integrate the new SPHM standards of care into practice and improve the quality and safety of care.

Who Should Attend:

  • Staff Nurses
  • Nurse Managers
  • Other health care providers

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Accreditation Statement:

1.0 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this activity. Where multiple nurses view the webinar at a single site, all are eligible to receive contact hours for this activity, upon completion of the online evaluation and verification of their attendance at the webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to an online evaluation. The link will be provided at the end of the webinar and also by e-mail to the person that registered, who can distribute that link to everyone in the room. Each attendee should complete the evaluation separately and confirm that they attended the webinar and earned the contact hours. Once they have completed the online evaluation, they will be able to print out their CE certificate.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

Navigating the New Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards

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