Jun 14 2017 Archived Webinar

The Patient’s Perspective on Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Presented by: Michelle Franklin RN, BSN, MSN

With a focus on evidence-based practices and genuine patient accounts, this webinar will explore evidence for the effectiveness of a Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program from the perspective of the patient and family.  Specifically we will focus on how SPHM programs, including ergonomic devices, can improve patient quality of life, patient well-being, and patient outcomes.

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  • Describe the relationship between the Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program and quality of care measures from the patient’s perspective such as: Quality of life, patient dignity, and patient satisfaction.
  • Provide support for the implementation of a SPHM Program in a health care facility in order to improve the health and well-being of patients, in particular, a decrease in falls, incontinence and pressure ulcers.
  • Demonstrate quality of care practices to promote patient safety and mobility including the bariatric patients in the healthcare facility. 

Michelle Franklin is the Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM) Facility Coordinator for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the first fully integrated federal healthcare center between the Veterans Affair and the Department of Defense. Michelle has held the Facility Coordinator position since 2011. Michelle serves as an advocate and contact person for healthcare team members, employees, ancillary staff, outside agencies and vendors to assure continuity of care and optimal clinical and resource outcomes. Michelle’s duties include nurse liaison for the equipment and product committee, co-chair of the fall committee, and the Preventive Ethics Coordinator for the past five years.  Prior to her SPHM profession, she had 13 years of experience as a registered nurse working in all areas of the hospital.  Michelle has participated in research at her hospital, and has published two articles on SPHM. She presented at the SPHM conference in Florida, worked on the National Bariatric SPHM guidebook and belongs to several professional organizations. Michelle received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Concordia University and a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Leadership in Healthcare Systems. Michelle is very passionate about promoting Safe Patient Handling & Mobility, decreasing falls and eliminating manual patient handling.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.

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