Archived Webinar Jul 12, 2016
Advancing Mobility Across the Continuum of Care: The NWI Journey
Presented by: Ronda Fritz, RN, BSN, MA
Recorded on Jul 13, 2016
Early and progressive mobility is a widely accepted strategy to control the immobility consequences of care. This presentation explores how one healthcare system revived patient mobility using a collaborative multidisciplinary team approach coupled with existing Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) resources.
On completion of this training program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the hazards of patient immobility in an acute care setting.
- Describe one facility’s process to improve patient mobility.
- Apply the principles of SPHM to design a meaningful approach to progressive mobility.
- Compare the cost of mobilizing patients manually vs. using SPHM equipment
Ronda Fritz is the Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Facility Champion for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Ronda has held the Facility Champion position since 2009. Prior to joining the VA and the safe patient handling profession, she had 24 years of experience in the fields of nursing, military officer, teaching, athletic coaching and corporate fitness.
She belongs to several professional organizations and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. Ronda is very passionate about Safe Patient Handling & Mobility and is committed to promoting safe, early and progressive mobilization of patients and eliminating manual patient handling.
Ms. Fritz received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Creighton University, master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Health and Physical Education and coaching endorsements from Dana College.
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