Risk Management Webinar: Safe Resident Handling and Movement

Safe Resident Handling and Movement: Reducing Resident and Staff Risk

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
1:00 – 2:00 pm, EST

Speakers:

  • Shannon Rose, MPH, COTA/L, ECRI
  • Alexandria Adams, ECRI

Description:
Improper manual handling of residents is a well-known, persistent, and problematic practice in aging services. It can cause injury to both the resident and worker, leading to costly consequences for organizations. This Member webinar will discuss the risks associated with resident handling and movement and the key elements to implementing a successful safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) program. Safe handling techniques and equipment will be explored and recommendations for assessing equipment needs will be provided.

Objectives:

  • Review risks and costs of injury from resident handling and movement and strategies to mitigate risks
  • Recognize key elements of a SPHM program that can reduce injury risk for residents and staff
  • Examine SPHM equipment and assess needs based on resident populations

Intended Audience:
Corporate and campus risk managers, compliance officers, physical therapists and occupational therapists, administrators, medical directors, directors of nursing, nurse managers, mid-level providers, licensed healthcare professionals, and QAPI Committee members

This event is only for current employees of a Member organization of Caring Communities. If you are interested in attending but your organization is not a Member please contact us on how to register as a guest.

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