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Archived Webinar: Implementing the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool

Presented live March 11th, 2020 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern


In this presentation the presenter will describe the purpose and expected outcomes of implementing the BMAT. BMAT is a validated nursing mobility assessment. BMAT reduces variation in care, promotes SPHM and improved safe patient mobility. Many legislated states require the implementation of a nursing mobility assessment.

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

  • Describe the purpose of the validated BMAT tool.
  • Understand the steps for implementation.
  • Learn techniques from various implementations between the systems.
  • Discuss options for electronic health record, teaching techniques.
  • Describe solutions to common barriers in implementation.

Meet the Speaker

Amber Perez MHA, CSPHP
Amber is a licensed nurse and Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional with a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Amber has 13 years bedside nursing experience. After suffering a patient handling injury she joined Banner Health to help design and establish a Safe Patient Handling Program through the Risk Management department. Along with her team, Amber co-authored and co-investigated for the validation of the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT). Amber went on to help implement the tool system-wide. Amber joined an equipment manufacturer in 2013 as the Clinical Director, designing and implementing SPHM, Falls Prevention, Safe Skin, and Mobility programs for healthcare facilities.



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