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February 8th, 2023 – A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Developing a SPHM program in a Community College setting

Presented and recorded live February 8th from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

Integrating SPHM into Allied Health and Nursing curricula into community college and university settings has many hurdles. The literature gives us a few examples of teaching methods. However, the practicalities of how to get a program started, help it grow, and how to get faculty and student buy-in is lacking.

This webinar serves to illustrate one community college’s journey from 2 hours of body mechanics training for students to over 2,000 sq ft dedicated SPHM lab space and SPHM classes integrated into RN, CNA, PTA, Nuclear Med, Ultrasound, Surgical Technology and Medical Radiography programs.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key stakeholders Nursing and Allied Health college programs.
  • Identify challenges to incorporating SPHM into Nursing and Allied Health programs at colleges and universities.
  • Identify practical strategies and methods for beginning and growing a sustainable SPHM program in a higher education setting.

Meet the Speaker(s)

Kirsten Berdahl, PT, MEd, CSPHA
A Physical Therapist, Kirsten Berdahl worked for 11 years in multiple settings before embarking on a teaching career that lasted over 25 years. During her tenure in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona she founded a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility program that grew to include over 2000 sq feet of lab space with multiple lines of equipment. She has introduced regular SPHM instruction to students in multiple Nursing and Allied Health programs at GWCC, some of which are now integrating SPHM into their regular curriculum. She serves as the SPHM Lab manager. She is on the board of directors of the ASPHP and helped create the Socrates Award for faculty teaching SPHM in a higher education setting.

 

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January 11th, 2023 – The SPHM Unsung Heroes

Presented and recorded live January 11th, 2023 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

Does your organization struggle with buy-in and support to utilize the lift equipment? Are your nursing injuries on the rise? Are you having any difficulty with sustaining your SPHM program due to high staff turnover?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from attending this webinar to learn how a comprehensive SPHM/lift team program can help move your SPHM program forward and help to overcome the day to day barriers.

This presentation will review how a level 1 trauma center obtained support 20 years ago to start a “lift team” program and how this program has evolved where this team are now the SPHM experts in the organization. They utilize lift equipment to mobilize the most complex/dependent patients including the ECMO population, severe burn patients, morbidly obese patients etc. They round in the ICUs at designated times to help with turning and repositioning of patients, they assist with post fall recovery utilizing the lift equipment, assist transport and therapy team etc.

Having such a team has helped with early mobility, fall prevention, pressure ulcer prevention as well as increase patient satisfaction.

They assist with the maintenance and inventory of the lift equipment to assure equipment readily available and in good working conditions. They educate the frontline staff, as well as identify barriers to help to move the SPHM program forward.

Since the inception of this team, there has been a 70% reduction of patient handling injuries, as well as a 90% reduction in workers’ compensation costs for these injuries.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefit of having an SPHM/lift team to maximize patient and staff safety.
  • Describe components necessary for a successful SPHM/lift team program.
  • Identify creative ways to mobilize some of the most complex patient utilizing the patient lift equipment.

Meet the Speaker(s)

Manon Labreche, PT, CEAS, CPEP
Manon Labreche is a Physical Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (level 2), Certified Health Coach and a Certified Posture Exercise Professional. She has managed the Injury Prevention program at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) for 22 years which includes office & industrial ergonomics, a safe patient handling team & a robust safe patient handling program.

This program has received many accolades nationally and internationally for their knowledge, expertise as well as outcomes.

Manon has published many articles on various safe patient handling topics and has served on many national task forces. She recently worked with the American Nurses Association to revise their safe patient handling and mobility interprofessional standards. She is passionate about safe patient handling and is often involved with various quality improvement projects.

 

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December 14th, 2022 – Evaluating your SPHM program. How to focus your energy where it is most needed for program success and sustainability

Presented and recorded live December 14th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

One of the ANA interprofessional standards is program evaluation but where do you start? In this webinar, we will share the key elements of a comprehensive SPHM program evaluation and will share tools and templates for you to use in your own facility.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to identify the key areas of program evaluation for their facilities
  • By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to discuss how to use an evaluation template to drive a SWOT analysis
  • By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the frontline SPHM framework

Meet the Speaker(s)

Susan Wyatt, RN, BSN
With dual degrees in Biology and Nursing, Susan recently retired from the Phoenix VA Health Care System where she successfully developed the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program, decreasing direct care staff lifting and repositioning injuries by greater than 70%. She has provided over a decade of program mentorship for multiple VA facilities and formally within her VISN serving as program lead. Observing structure variances between systems for this complex program, she developed a scoring matrix tool based on national VHA directive to provide systematic assessment of facility program implementation to help facilities quickly identify gaps.

Susan specializes in developing interdisciplinary SPHM and Early Mobility processes, staff and patient education, workflow, product distribution and ergonomic evaluations to identify high risk patient care tasks and solutions to prevent related patient and staff injuries. Utilizing SPHM as a foundation framework, she co-led a multidisciplinary team to implement early mobility in the ICU, publishing the process in Integrating Safe Patient Handling and Early Mobility: Combining Quality Initiatives.

Recognizing the importance of high reliability in multidisciplinary early mobility process implementation across systems, Susan recently served with an elite team nationally as SME to create a statistically valid VA mobility tool to link common mobility screening language with SPHM equipment to promote safety and patient mobilization across the spectrum of care.

Through years of experience and observation, Susan believes choosing to continue working as Senior Consultant for EarlyMobility.com, solidifying the link between SPHM and Early Mobility is logical and imperative for all, including facility, staff, patient and family. Favorite quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Once you know better, do better.” Maya Angelon.

Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHP
CEO of EarlyMobility.com, Margaret is an expert in Early Mobility. She has over 27 years of experience as a PT, specializing in back injury treatment and prevention, industrial rehabilitation, ergonomics, and safe patient mobility.

Margaret has presented a TED talk on early mobility and safe patient handling and presents extensively at both domestic and international conferences related to PT, Early Mobility and Safe Patient Handling. She is also the editorial advisor on Early Mobility for the International Journal of Safe Patient Handling and sits on the board of directors for the American Safe Patient Handling Association. She has published extensively on both topics and is a pioneer in integrating early mobility programs with safe patient handling programs.

Margaret sits on the Board of Directors of the ASPHP, is Co-chair of the Education Committee and leads the National Curriculum Task Force for integrating SPHM principles into graduate professional education.

 

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November 9th, 2022 – The Map to Sustainability for Safe Patient Handling & Mobility

Presented and recorded live November 9th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

Safe Patient Handling & Mobility programs vary tremendously in their structure within healthcare organizations. There are many different options to format this work. Some organizations have dedicated FTEs to this body of work while others do not. What is key to success and sustainability is ensuring that all stakeholders are empowered and engaged in the program. This webinar will discuss the stakeholders needed to ensure program success and how to create empowerment and engagement of these professionals to ensure an environment that promotes safe patients and caregivers throughout the mobility process.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key stakeholders for a sustainable SPHM program.
  • Identify tactics to drive accountability of SPHM stakeholders.
  • Identify goals to engage stakeholders

Meet the Speaker

Nancy McGann PT, CSPHP, CPPS
Nancy McGann is the Region Manager for Caregiver Safety in the Quality and Safety Department of Intermountain Health where she has worked for 16 years. Prior to her current role, she was the System Manager of Ergonomics and Safe Patient Handling. She has worked as a therapist and ergonomic consultant in industry and healthcare for the past 33 years. Nancy oversees caregiver safety and patient mobility programs for the Peak’s Region Hospitals and Ambulatory Centers. She is on the board of directors of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and has spoken nationally for the past 13 years in this area. Her passion is protecting both caregivers and patients while facilitating mobility to provide the highest quality of care.

 

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September 14th, 2022 – The OR: the Last Frontier for Safe Patient Handling

FREE for ASPHP Members

September 14th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

The perioperative setting poses unique challenges related to the provision of patient care and completion of procedure-related tasks. This highly technical environment is equipment intensive and necessitates the lifting and moving of patients, and heavy supplies and equipment during the perioperative team member’s work shift. This webinar will review the new AORN Guideline for Safe Patient Handling and Movement, which provides evidence-based practice guidance for safe patient handling interventions to help the perioperative team establish a safe environment for the surgical patient and team members. The new guideline incorporates the AORN Guidance Statement: Safe Patient Handling and Movement in the Perioperative Setting and the ANA Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards Across the Care Continuum.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:


Meet the Speaker(s)

Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR
Mary is a senior perioperative practice specialist at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Her primary responsibility is authoring guidelines (ie, Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Surgical Smoke Safety, Managing the Patient Receiving Moderate Sedation, Care of the Patient Receiving Local Anesthesia, Complementary Care Interventions).
Mary has practiced in multiple settings including hospital based operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, and office based operating rooms in management and clinical practice roles.
Prior to employment at AORN, Mary was the Ambulatory Surgical Services Manager at Inova Surgery Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Mary has worked as a staff nurse and RN first assistant in California, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Colorado. She is a member of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

 

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October 12th, 2022 – Bariatrics & SPHM – Practical Strategies from the Front Line

Presented and recorded live October 12th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

Mobilization has been shown to be effective in reducing hospital length of stay, preventing hospital-acquired conditions, and reducing readmissions. However, there are many barriers to the mobilization of the bariatric patient population, including fear of injury to the patient and caregivers, lack of equipment and knowledge gaps on how to safely mobilize patients of size. This presentation will review current challenges specific to bariatric SPHM programs, review case studies of successful mobility interventions and discuss examples of system protocols and practices that have been implemented to address barriers and keep patients and caregivers safe while addressing mobility.

The presenters all have extensive real-life experience caring for patients of size in the acute and post-acute care settings and developing education and safe patient handling programs to support SPHM programs in their organizations.

The focus of this presentation will be on practical strategies and best practices that attendees can take back with them to support bariatric SPHM programs in their organizations.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:


Meet the Speaker(s)

Nicole Hopewell, PT, MS, CSPHP
Nicole is a Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Clinical Consultant with HillRom. Nicole has worked for over 30 years in healthcare leadership, education, and direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, outpatient rehab, women’s health, and acute rehab. Nicole has extensive real-life experience in the development of successful Safe Patient Handling & Mobility programs from the ground up, including gaining administrative support, equipment selection & justification, education, developing the right culture and supporting the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted SPHM program in a busy trauma hospital. She values collaboration and partnership with the entire healthcare team to drive change and improve patient and caregiver safety.

She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from New York University and her Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Regis University.

Sacha Matthews, OT/L, HEM
Sacha is a Rehabilitation Services Director with Kaiser Permanente at their Post-Acute Care Center [KPPACC] facility. Sacha has worked in rehabilitation for over 30 years, practicing in acute care, acute rehab, and post-acute care. Sacha completed her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom, and worked in multiple regional hospitals in the UK before moving to Northern California.

Sacha joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 to open their Post-Acute Care Center and developed the Rehabilitation program from the ground up, providing short term post-acute care services for complex patients across Northern California. Over the years, with the increasing demand for rehabilitation services for post-acute bariatric patients, Sacha with her team, developed their bariatric specialty services with a strong emphasis on safe patient mobilization ensuring the use of safe techniques and equipment. In 2014 Sacha and her team were awarded the National Workplace Safety Team Award for creating a significant contribution to creating a safer workplace, in recognition of their work with the bariatric patient population.

Joseph Harrison, OTR/L, CEAS
Joseph  is an Occupational Therapist with Kaiser Permanente at their Post-Acute Care Center [KPPACC]. Joseph was a student therapist at Kaiser Permanente before joining the team in 2015 and has worked in the areas of acute care, post-acute care, home health, and ergonomics. Joseph has played a vital role in the development and implementation of the Safe Patient Mobilization and Handling program including the creation of competencies and training modules for the therapy and nursing staff at KPPACC.
KPPACC provides short term rehab for complex patients across Northern California and specifically for the bariatric population.

Joseph completed his Masters of Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt University and is also a Certified Ergonomist.

 

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October 26th, 2022 – Modeling the Return on Investment for SPHM in the ICU

FREE On-Demand Webinar presented and recorded live October 26th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern

Overview

Strong evidence has shown that Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) reduces patient-handling related injuries among healthcare workers (HCWs). Research also suggests SPHM promotes early mobilization (EM) and helps reduce preventable hospital-acquired complications among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, there is limited research on the economic benefits of SPHM, particularly related to patient outcomes. It is therefore difficult for hospitals to accurately estimate return on investment (ROI) for a SPHM program implementation or an expansion. This presentation will summarize the evidence of the effect of SPHM programs on HCWs and patient outcomes. These findings will then be applied to an ROI model for the ICU setting that considers both HCW and patient outcomes.

Results will be described for a structured literature search that focused on the following three key variables: (1) HCW patient-handling related injuries; (2) hospital-acquired conditions, including pressure injuries (PI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and venous thromboembolisms (VTE); and (3) ICU Length of Stay (LOS) and mechanical ventilator (MV) days. Strengths and limitations of the literature will be discussed.

The presentation will apply these findings and discuss assumptions when introducing a case study with an example ROI model for the potential economic benefit of SPHM in an ICU. Presenters will share a sensitivity analysis that demonstrates which factors have the greatest influence on financial outcomes and discuss how inputs and assumptions could be adjusted for different facilities or units.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:


Meet the Speaker(s)

Neal Wiggermann, PhD
Neal Wiggermann is a Specialist Research Scientist in Human Factors and Ergonomics at Baxter, formerly Hillrom. For eleven years he has managed a biomechanics laboratory and performed scientific research and product testing to inform the design of medical devices. His work focuses on reduction of caregiver injuries and improving patient outcomes by supporting mobility. Neal received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a member of the Board of Directors of ASPHP.

 


Trang Dang, PhD Candidate

Trang Dang is a trainee in Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) at Baxter, formerly Hillrom. Her PhD concentration is HEOR, with the focus on the use of real-world evidence and real-world data to quantify current clinical and economic burden of diseases/ conditions. She is formally trained in literature review and background search for diverse healthcare topics, including patients’ access to care, patients’ clinical outcomes in ICUs as a result of immobility, and the burden of patients’ caregivers in hospital settings.

 

Dan Roberts, RN, MBA
Dan Roberts is an experienced business director and clinician having held positions over the past 30 years within Hill-Rom to impact patient and staff safety. His critical care and emergency department background provide a valuable foundation for developing impactful improvements in care delivery. He is currently supporting our Health Economics and Outcomes Research projects focusing on burden analysis and ROI model impact of certain technologies. He received his nursing education and training at Aria HealthCare system in Philadelphia and Penn State University, Ogontz Campus. His graduate degree was from the business school at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

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