Categories: Archived Webinars

November 8th, 2023 – Safe Vehicle Transfers: Putting You in the Driver’s Seat

Presented and recorded live November 8th, 2023 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern


This presentation will elucidate circumstances both routine and emergent during which vehicle transfers occur in the acute and outpatient settings. Reasons for personal vehicle emergency transport to the hospital will be explored and injury data will be used to identify at-risk healthcare provider groups. A mobility screen/assessment will be introduced along with an algorithm to help providers determine the safest method of vehicle transfer/extraction. SPH techniques and equipment for vehicle transfers will be stratified and discussed based on patient assistance level and acuity. Three techniques to assist with transfer to and from different vehicle types will be discussed (with video). The session will close with Q&A.

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

  • Identify causes and circumstances of vehicle transport in the hospital and outpatient settings
  • Identify healthcare provider groups that may be at increased risk for injury during vehicle transfers
  • Associate patient health condition, mobility, and environmental factors with safe vehicle transfer and extraction techniques
  • Discuss multiple methods of vehicle transfer and extraction based on patient condition.

Meet the Speaker(s)

Timothy Lee, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSPHP
Timothy Lee is a workforce safety manager for the Northwell Health system where he is a Safe Patient Handling and ergonomics liaison for ten acute care hospitals and associated outpatient facilities. He works to promote musculoskeletal injury reduction through development of SPH & ergonomics program initiatives. Timothy has a passion for education and has served as a teaching assistant within the Doctoral Physical Therapy program at his alma mater Stony Brook University. Timothy is also a lecturer at physical therapy programs raising awareness of SPH concepts to optimize patient outcomes while reducing injury risk in future healthcare professionals. Timothy maintains an interest in clinical excellence and continues to treat through telehealth using mechanical diagnosis and treatment (MDT) principles.


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

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