Sponsored by the International Journal of SPHM, this 2-day event will provide participants with a toolkit of practical solutions through a case study approach to the bariatric patient’s journey from admission via the ER or as an elective admission via the OR. Manon Labreche is presenting "Early Mobility for the Bariatric Patient." The full agenda for…Read more
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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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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