The June 10 iteration of the bimonthly MHA Workplace Safety Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) webinar series focused on overcoming challenges for COVID-19 patient survivors.
Subject matter expert Margaret Arnold, CEO of EarlyMobility.com, provided a live simulation addressing how to handle three patient mobility scenarios. Participants discussed challenges for patients after staying in the intensive care unit or acute care and focused on overcoming recovery barriers.
One important takeaway from the webinar is the significant role that SPHM plays in accelerating recovery and decreasing a patient’s length of stay in a care setting. Therefore, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians and clinicians across the care continuum are strongly encouraged to watch the recording of this webinar.
A key priority for the SPHM webinar series is to educate and encourage participants to implement a safe patient handling and mobility program in their organizations. In addition to the training provided in the webinar series, leadership support is a critical component to initiating and sustaining an SPHM program. Members may access additional webinars, learn about evidence-based practices, and share ideas and questions with other hospitals on the MHA Workplace Safety Community site.
Registration is open for the last call of the series, which will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. ET Aug. 12. Learn more about the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative online or contact the MHA Keystone Center with questions.