SAFETY

SAFETY

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SUSTAINABLE SAFETY

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) principles and equipment are an essential part of a robust Falls and Patient Injury Prevention Program. Providing solutions for bedside staff to manage their patients in a safer manner is crucial. Our proven approach will help your caregivers to improve critical thinking skills and implement meaningful falls prevention interventions.

 

Service Types:

Facility Readiness Assessment

Description of Services

Falls and Safety Programs are directly supported by SPHM resources. Strong SPHM programming, culture and resources increases patient and caregiver safety while providing pertinent measurables to demonstrate a positive return on investment (ROI). Assessing the facility’s current state is the first step in Sustaining Safety in your organization.

Assessment Components:

      • Culture of safety
      • Organizational support
      • Risk factors
      • Post-falls assessment effectiveness
      • Current process (falls procedures, falls recovery, post fall huddle, documentation, analysis)
      • Additional resource needs (equipment inventory)
      • Goals

Implementation

Description of Services

Implementing a culture of SAFETY in an organization requires a change of culture hospital-wide. Staff workshops can be set up according to a facility’s individual needs. Ongoing data collection and immediate injury evaluation/education support can be provided remotely.

Implementation Components:

      • Staff roles/responsibilities
      • Implement new/additional resources (BMAT, Falls Assessment, Mobility Protocols, toileting program, purposeful rounding, falls identifiers, etc.)
      • Facilitate new best practices integration (SPHM-Falls Prevention overlap and integration)
      • Collect falls data, analysis methods, recommendations
      • Evaluate fall prevention practices, implement enhanced falls interventions, unit-based patient population recommendations for falls prevention.

Sustainability

Description of Services

Remote clinical consultation will be provided throughout Safety programming trial period. Following goal deadlines, a hard-copy of data analysis and evaluation will be provided as well as modified goals.

Sustainability Components:

      • Evaluate falls trends, determine unit based best practices, deliver new research based strategies to the team
      • Equipment storage and accessibility
      • Re-evaluate goals, set annual goals and strategies
      • Celebrate success, submit poster-presentation,publication abstracts to share success
      • Ongoing clinical consultation

Ergonomics Assessments

Description of Services

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Ergonomics Program Standard” (2000-repealed March 2001) contains the requirements for most non-construction employers to identify and abate musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS) will conduct an Ergonomic Assessment and written review to provide the current state of employee tasks, propose opportunities for improvement to increase worker comfort and efficiency, and list solutions for risk reduction and control. All assessment tools are evidence-based and created by OSHA.

      • W-1 Basic Screening Tool
      • Appendix D-2 to 1910.900 VDT Workstation Checklist
      • Ergonomics Hazard Evaluation Tool WAC 296-62-05174 Appendix B
      • WEAR Report (Workplace Ergonomic Analysis Report
      • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Lifting Equation/Lifting Analysis Worksheet

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I Need Equipment

Equipment Bundle

Facility Assessment and Proposal w/ Equipment Purchase

Program Support (quantity based on equipment purchase size)

I Have Equipment, But Need Support

Program Support Only

A la Carte Program Support

Complete Program Support Implementation


T.R.A.I.N.
Through this philosophy we:
Teach
Realize
Apply
Implement
Nurture

In order to:
Take Risk Away In Nursing

About Us:

Our training philosophy is intended to support your program goals and help prepare your organization for SUSTAINABLE success, legislative and regulatory compliance and competency

Each of our clinical consultants have real clinical experience in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) and represent all levels of care. Our Director of Clinical Services co-authored and co-investigated the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT), an evidence-based mobility assessment for nurses. Our clinical consultants each bring personal experience and passion to the company. SUSTAINABLE seeks to offer program support to every facility through custom consultation and FREE resources. SPHM protects patients and caregivers. Our goal is to eliminate patient handling risk in healthcare.