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Safe Patient Handling: Positioning

Safe Patient Handling: Positioning

Safe Patient Handling: Positioning

Hillary Epperson MPA & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
Hillary Epperson MPA & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 14 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184766

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

A priority in long-term care facilities is the abundance of back injuries among nursing staff due to manual patient handling practices. Injured nurses are increasing worker’s compensation costs and causing high levels of staff turnover. This introductory course teaches nurses, nursing assistants and support staff the importance of utilizing safe patient handling practices for preventing injury. It instructs on the history of the problem, safe positioning equipment, and best practices for performing positioning safely. This course is intended for beginners

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Define safe patient handling.
2. List proper body alignment.
3. Identify risk factors for pressure injuries.
4. Identify pressure points for Supine and Fowler’s position.
5. Define the 5 most common positions patients are placed in."
Hillary Epperson MPA & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC

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Hillary Epperson MPA & Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

Hillary Epperson MPA is the Associate Product Manager for Patient Safety at Medline Industries. Part of her role at Medline includes creating tools to support patient safety education based upon up-to-date reports and publications from the experts in the field. Epperson collaborates with various teams within Medline including marketing, clinical, sales, and operations to promote innovation and high-impact product management. Prior to joining Medline, Epperson conducted research on international health policies in France, Bolivia, Brazil, and Australia. Additionally, as contributing author to a leading international social and environmental think tank, Hillary interfaced with international not for profit organizations conducting interviews with leading scientific researchers and publishing a series on post-crisis medical relief. Epperson received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Global Health from Northwestern University, and her Master’s in Public Administration with a Global Health specialty from the University of Southern California.

Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC is the owner of Bracken Probst & Associates, LLC, an independent consulting firm that assists with reviewing medical related cases. She received her BSN from The University of Portland and her MSN focusing on nursing education from Walden University. She has been a maternity nurse for over 15 years where she assisted with the leadership of her department as a charge nurse for over 8 years and has her certification as a Mother-Baby nurse through the National Certification Corporation. She helped found the Nursing Research Council (NRC) at Providence St Vincent Medical Center, a facility that recently earned its fourth Magnet designation. She chaired the NRC for 8 years and assisted with multiple conferences, presentations, and research projects.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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