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Safe Lifting and Moving in Health Care 2012

Safe Lifting and Moving in Health Care 2012


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The Safe Lifting and Moving in Health Care conference, held on November 15th 2012, provided strategies and resources to design and sustain safe lifting and moving programs in acute care, long term care, community, and home care settings. For more information, please view the conference agendapresenter description and resource packet.

Workshop descriptions available here.


8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Vendor Demonstrations

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Welcome and Overview of Conference Themes

Joseph Zanoni, PhD, MILR. Director of Continuing Education and Outreach,
Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Education & Research Center, UIC School of Public Health

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

OSHA’s National Emphasis Program for Ergonomics in Nursing Homes,
US Department of Labor, OSHA Region 5

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Safe Lifting Culture Change
Lisa Murphy, RN, BA, BSN. Facility Safe Patient Handling Coordinator,
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break & “Hoverjack” Demonstration

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Workshop #1 (choose one of four)
1. Creating a Program: Elements of a comprehensive ergonomics program
Dana Root, OSHA Region 5

2. Using Safe Lifting Technology: Ceiling Lifts, Standing/Raising Aids, Lateral Transfer Devices Demonstrations

3. Sustaining Program Quality: Safety & Health Management Systems
John Newquist, OSHA (retired) & Sukhvir Kaur, OSHA

4. Partners in Successful Programs: Safe Lifting Policy Impact
Coleen Smith, Dawn Allbee & Donise Musheno,
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch, Networking & Vendor Demonstrations


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Workshop #2 (Choose one of three)
1. Creating a Program: Selecting Appropriate Equipment & Assistive Devices
Lisa Murphy, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Lori Peculis, UIC Assistive Technology Unit

2. Sustaining a Program: Safe Lifting and the Unit Peer Leader Approach
Anne Maclin, Erin Thomas & Thomas George, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

3. Partners in Success 
Judy Panko Reis, Marilyn Martin & Tom Wilson, Access Living
Maureen Howard, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Illinois Chapter

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Safe Lifting & Moving in Action: Multidisciplinary Care Examples
Rebecca Mischak, UIC University Health Service, moderator
Shonda Burns & Mary Gonzalez, Countryside Care Centre
Anne Maclin & Erin Thomas, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Break and Ceiling Lift Demonstrations

3:15 PM -4:30 PM

Workshop #3 (Choose one of four)
1. Creating a Program: Overcoming Technical, Financial, Cultural Barriers
Lori Hoener & Karen Schumacher, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Andy Rich, Diligent Services

2. Using Safe Lifting Technology: Passive floor lift, Non-Mechanical Devices, Standing and Raising Aids Demonstrations

3. Sustaining a Program: Investing for the Long Term
Clint Parram, Illinois Risk Management Services
Don Maynes, Equitable Safety Group
Rob Humrickhouse, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

4.Partners in Success
Myra Glassman, Susan Latson, Rev. Cecil Cobb, SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana
Jean Eichenberger, UIC Workers’ Compensation & OH Outreach Program

4:30 -4:45 PM

Action Steps
Joseph Zanoni, Moderator

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Evaluations and Close

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