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Friday, September 11 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Developing Effective Policies & Procedures For Your Safe Patient Handling Program

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Topic Overview: This presentation will walk participants through the difficult process of developing a user-friendly and practical safe patient handling policy. Attendees will learn what key tools to incorporate into a successful policy that will drive compliance and positive outcomes. From writing roles and responsibilities of all management levels to dependency definitions and proper algorithms, this presentation will cover all of the basic components of a quality policy. Participants will be encouraged to bring examples and discuss aspects of their current policies so they can return with real and beneficial solutions. 


  1. Describe the key components of a clear, concise and consistent safe patient handling policy.
  2. Identify the appropriate use of dependency descriptors.
  3. Explain the basic rules of developing usable patient handling algorithms.
  4. Describe the role and proper application of activity, compliance and outcome measures.

avatar for Kent Wilson, CIE, CSPHP

Kent Wilson, CIE, CSPHP

Safety Programs Director, HoverTech International
Kent Wilson has performed ergonomic and safety evaluations for dozens of healthcare facilities around the country. He is a Certified Ergonomist who takes an active role in the development of regulatory standards. He is a full member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, The... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2015 2:25pm - 3:10pm PDT
Pacific Concourse L&M

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