Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation and the Minnesota Safety Council presented the second annual full-day Minnesota Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program on May 14, during the 79th Annual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The full-day workshop was open to anyone interested in the most recent information about safe patient-handling. The sessions provided health care professionals, safety professionals and administrators in acute and long-term-care settings with the best information available about the development, implementation and maintenance of a safe-patient-handling program. Representatives from hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing care facilities discussed efforts aimed at promoting safe patient-handling while cultivating a healthy workforce and ensuring quality of care.
The following materials were used by presenters during the program.
Banner Health: Banner Mobility Assessment Tools (BMAT)
Lateral transfer (bed to gurney, bed to bed, bed or gurney to exam table)
Minnesota Statutes 182.6551 Citation
Minnesota Statutes 182.6552 Definitions
Minnesota Statutes 182.6553 Safe patient handling program
Minnesota Statutes 182.6554 Safe patient handling in clinical settings
Industry best-practices: health care and manufacturing
Study results: Nursing home ergonomics services evaluation
B. Managing ergonomics in the workplace: Managing ergonomic risk-factors in nursing homes
C. Managing ergonomics in the workplace: Reducing the risks associated with resident lifting and moving
D. Safe patient-handling: Establishing a safe-patient-handling program to change outdated practices
E. Safe patient-handling: Minnesota Statutes 182.6553 and 182.6554; Establishing a safe-patient-handling program
Patient handling and movement assessments: a white paper; prepared by the 2010 Health Guidelines Revision Committee Specialty Subcommittee on Patient Movement
Appendix C -- PHAM equipment categories
Appendix D -- Sling selection chart
Appendix J -- Floor-based lifts coverage determination
Dental hazard assessment algorithms for wheelchair patients, repositioning in chair
Guide: Ergonomics resource guides
Guide: Technology resource guide
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network: Safe patient handling and movement