Categories: Archived Webinars

September 14th, 2022 – The OR: the Last Frontier for Safe Patient Handling

FREE for ASPHP Members

September 14th, 2022 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern


The perioperative setting poses unique challenges related to the provision of patient care and completion of procedure-related tasks. This highly technical environment is equipment intensive and necessitates the lifting and moving of patients, and heavy supplies and equipment during the perioperative team member’s work shift. This webinar will review the new AORN Guideline for Safe Patient Handling and Movement, which provides evidence-based practice guidance for safe patient handling interventions to help the perioperative team establish a safe environment for the surgical patient and team members. The new guideline incorporates the AORN Guidance Statement: Safe Patient Handling and Movement in the Perioperative Setting and the ANA Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards Across the Care Continuum.

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

  • Describe the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare and contributing factors.
  • Discuss the eight recommendations for implementing a safe patient handling program in the OR.
  • Describe the implementation of the seven AORN Ergonomic Tools.

Meet the Speaker(s)

Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR
Mary is a senior perioperative practice specialist at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Her primary responsibility is authoring guidelines (ie, Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Surgical Smoke Safety, Managing the Patient Receiving Moderate Sedation, Care of the Patient Receiving Local Anesthesia, Complementary Care Interventions).
Mary has practiced in multiple settings including hospital based operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, and office based operating rooms in management and clinical practice roles.
Prior to employment at AORN, Mary was the Ambulatory Surgical Services Manager at Inova Surgery Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Mary has worked as a staff nurse and RN first assistant in California, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Colorado. She is a member of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.


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

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