Monthly Archives: August 2016

National Bariatric SPHM Conference | Sept 14-15, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

The American Journal of SPHM is sponsoring the first-ever National Bariatric Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Conference on September 14-15, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. This will be a very practical, solutions-focused event with a variety of expert speakers and hands-on learning sessions. Manon Labreche is presenting "Integrating a Bariatric Lift Team into an SPHM Program." The full…
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A Team Approach: Lift Team at East Jefferson General Hospital

Early mobilization and safe handling of hospitalized patients are critical in reducing hospital-acquired complications.1,2 In addition to decreasing the possibility of adverse outcomes, these practices promote the overall well-being of patients while decreasing length of stay (LOS).3,4 The purpose of this article is to articulate an interdisciplinary approach that optimizes benefits of early mobilization. SETTING…
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Lift Team Prevents Staff/Patient Injuries, Saves Money

Assess injury rate at your facility, get staff/administration buy-in to start a successful program At OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, lift injuries have decreased substantially and staff satisfaction has soared after the creation of a new lift team department that provides patient transfer and mobility assistance. This program can be easily adapted…
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