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Safety and quality indicators are increasingly important to sustainability of SPH programs. Join us for a targeted discussion of SPH and outcome indicators, the meaning of zero preventable harm and SPH, and innovative strategies to improve mature programs.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.
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Description: This conference will provide participants with cutting edge research, best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and patient fall and fall injury prevention. This conference includes diverse learning opportunities, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, “hands on” practice sessions, and a large exhibit hall with new and emerging technologies. Innovations will be presented addressing such topics as safety legislation, practice tips, technology solutions, effective training techniques, successful organizational strategies, and building a business case.
Audience: This conference is designed to meet the needs of direct health care providers, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial hygienists/safety professionals, and researchers of any discipline who are interested in advancing safety for patients and caregivers. To meet the needs of a diverse audience, focused tracks have been established for: Special Topics in SPHM; SPHM in Special Settings and Populations; Program Implementation and Sustainability; Falls, Pressure Ulcers and Mobility; Special Novice Track.
Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to: 1. Evaluate technological solutions for safe patient handling and falls management. 2. Differentiate ergonomic hazards across patient care settings. 3. Apply best practices for reducing patient handling risks to caregivers. 4. Incorporate best practice for the use of SPHM technologies into rehabilitation strategies to improve function and reduce patient adverse events associated with immobility. 5. Differentiate fall prevention from fall protection. 6. Examine the state of science related to patient falls. 7. Segment vulnerable populations at greatest risk for injury.
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AORN Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit
SPH course provides 1.8 contact hours.
Journey towards a National Coding Standard for Patient Handling Injuries
The webinar provides insight into the journey and development of a national standard for Patient Handling Injury coding. The standardized coding once implemented universally, will provide a mechanism to measure and benchmark injuries and fully support further prevention and research.
Link to the recorded webinar: https://niosh-connect.adobeconnect.com/p1ft3f75kuc/
Vicki Missar, MS, CPE, CSPHP, CHSP, SSBB,
Associate Director, AON
Vicki is a thought leader who provides solutions for over 800 Aon Health Care clients across the United States. This includes developing strategies that address the total cost of risk and clinical integration of casualty, medical malpractice, and general liability programs. Vicki is on the board of directors for the Association of Safe Patient Handling where she supports members and develops outreach programs, best practices and certification standards. As a board certified ergonomist, Vicki integrates biomechanics and muscle movement patterns into programs. Vicki has developed Aon’s Ageonomics ™ practice that creates integrated solutions for aging health care workers. Vicki is a guest lecturer for the Harvard School of Public Health’s Integrated Health, Safety and Wellness course that teaches students about the merits of integrating these traditionally siloed programs for improved workforce population health.
Candy Raphan, RN, BSN, ARNP, MOAM
Regional Vice President, Client Services, Broadspire
Candy brings a varied background of clinical, managed care and health industry related experience. She is a Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in family practice, Candy holds a bachelor’s degree and advanced practice certificates in nursing from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. As a VP for Client Services, she leverages her clinical background to supports innovative clinical programs and develops strategies that address the total cost of risk for causality and non-occupational disability programs. Candy is also a board member of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Therapy Dog International.