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Course Objectives

Identify risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders and evidence that supports the safety benefits to patients and therapists of using low/high tech equipment to move and handle patients in a variety of health care settings.

Identify recent Interdisciplinary National Standards for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility and discuss how these may be implemented.

Understand therapeutic application of safe patient handling and mobility equipment to increase safety, maximize rehabilitation outcomes for clients, and decrease risk of injuries to therapists.

Demonstrate techniques for selection, application, and hands-on use of safe patient handling and mobility technologies.

Develop strategies for integration of safe patient handling programming and equipment into practice settings and educational curricula.

Develop and participate in long-term mentoring relationships to support efforts to implement cultural change and safe patient handling programs in participants’ work settings.

September 1 - October 24

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If you have questions please contact: Linda Leimbach

Elizabethtown College