AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016

Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit

Based on the AORN guidance statement and algorithms to prevent musculoskeletal injuries associated with improper moving and lifting techniques, the Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit provides essential resources to educate perioperative personnel about the correct and safe way to move patients and equipment in the perioperative environment.

Components

  • Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit Faculty Disclosure (PPT)
  • AORN Endorsement of HR 2480 (PDF)
  • AORN Ergonomic Tools-Implementation Articles (PDF)
  • History of Safe Patient Handling and Movement in the Perioperative Setting (PDF)
  • Safe Patient Handling Gap Analysis (PDF)
  • Gap Analysis Spreadsheet (XLS)
  • Safe Patient Handling Pocket Reference Guide (PDF)
  • Safe Patient Handling Resources (PDF)

Posters

  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 1: Oh, My Aching Back!
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 2: Oh, My Aching Neck!
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 3: Save Your Back for Fun!
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 4: Oh, My Aching Shoulder!
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 5: Stop, Plan, and Execute
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 6: Use Lift Equipment
  • Safe Patient Handling Poster 7: Help Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls!


Presentations

  • Safe Patient Handling – Part I (PPT)
  • Safe Patient Handling – Part II (PPT)


Videos

  • Back Pain and Your Brain
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Early Mobility in the ICU
Presentations
Presentations

Contact Hour Evaluation Form

You may earn 1.8 contact hours before December 31, 2015 by completing the online evaluation in the Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit. All materials provided must be reviewed to obtain the contact hours for this activity. Register now 

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AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. 

Disclaimer: AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

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