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Case Studies

April 2016

Whitepaper on Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Claims Coding: A Pragmatic and Functional Approach

Authors: Vicki J. Missar, Michael Fray, Mary Matz, Candy Raphan, Wendy Weaver

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Public Citizen Report The Healthcare Industry’s Castoffs

This report is the first in a 5-part series discussing the problem of injuries to healthcare workers arising from the physical demands of their jobs. These demands arise primarily from patient handling. The experiences of 6 different nurses are presented.

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Safe Patient Handling in New York: Short Term Costs Yield Long Term Results

This report presents success stories both in New York State and elsewhere, including those associated with the NY Demonstration Project that has been in place for a number of years.

Read SPH in NY, May 2011


Transforming a Hospital Safety and Ergonomics Program: A Four year Journey of Change
Vicki J. Missar, Don Metcalfe and Gail Gilmore

This paper discusses successful patient handling, safety management, process optimization and culture changes in core elements of a health care safety program.

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Colin Brigham reflects on a personal experience.
My Mother’s Story


LM SPH deJa Vu January 18 (PDF)

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