Oct 11 2017 Archived Webinar
A Practical Approach to Building Behavior-Based Patient Handling SafetyBy Susan Gallagher and Ed Hall
Recorded on October 11, 2017
This course builds on webinar content previously presented by the co-presenters. Safety, quality and risk are the essence of these courses. This webinar specifically addresses creative ways to design a SPHM program that takes a dynamic PROACTIVE approach to risk aversion. Specific examples such as safety in the OR and more are described.
Susan Gallaher is a trained wound ostomy continence nurse, certified bariatric nurse, health care risk manager and safe patient handling professional. She has certificates in Six Sigma-Health Care and Six Sigma LEAN. Susan holds a Masters degree in nursing, a Masters degree in religion and social ethics, and a PhD in policy ethics. She is a recognized expert in safety and outcomes with an emphasis on bariatrics, skin/wound care, safe patient handling and mobility, and loss control. She lectures internationally and has authored over 200 articles, books or book chapters. Her professional objective is to assist organizations in capturing quality and sustainability through customer sensitive initiatives supported by quantitative performance improvement outcomes.
Ed serves as Chief Executive of Strategic Risk Ventures for The Risk Authority Stanford. With over 20 years of diverse risk and insurance management experience, Ed is an authority in managing risks in healthcare and industrial sectors. He served as the Director for Managing Risk Enterprise-wide for self-insured Workers Compensation and Medical Malpractice trust for many years. He is nationally recognized for his development of innovative loss control risk management programs which have led to dramatic increases in both patient safety and financial savings. His knowledge and leadership helped Stanford Health Care receive the “Best Practice Award” for safe patient handling. Ed received a BS in Fire and Safety Engineering and an MS in Loss Prevention and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University and is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
1) Compare the terms reactive and proactive as they relate to safety, quality and risk
2) Explain the intersection of behavior-based safety and a culture of safe patient handling
3) Describe a proactive approach to patient handling, in general, and safety in the OR, specifically.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.
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