Sep 12 2018 Webinar

Safe Patient Handling and Falls Prevention: Reducing Risk Through Evidence Based Interventions
Presented by Susan L. Salsbury BS, OTR/L, CDMS, CSPHP
Recorded on Sept 12, 2018

Webinar presentation with evidence-based content regarding risk factors for patient handling injuries, strategies and technologies for safe patient handling/falls prevention/early mobility and pressure injury prevention.

Susan Lennon Salsbury BS, OTR/L, CDMS, CSPHP is a 1980 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Susan is the system lead for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility for OhioHealth, a multi hospital healthcare organization. She has presented programs locally, statewide and nationally on Transitional Work, Ergonomics and Safe Patient Handling and Mobility and Falls Prevention. Susan has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals about her work with safe patient handling and mobility. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association and the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. She is a Board Member for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and chairs the education committee. She was recognized nationally in April 2018 with the Advocacy Award for Safe Patient Handling from the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. She is a passionate lifelong learner with the goal to promote evidence-based practice for the health and safety of both patients and health care workers.


  • Identify the relationship between caregiver safety and patient safety.
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors for work related patient handling injuries.
  • Identify strategies to develop an inter-professional program that addresses early mobility/safe patient handling/pressure injury prevention and falls prevention.

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