Medline webinar to highlight new ANA safe patient handling & mobility guidelines

By Medline Newsroom Staff | October 20, 2021

Moving and handling patients can be hazardous for healthcare workers and patients, potentially causing debilitating injuries. At 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, Medline will host a webinar on the new American Nurses Association (ANA) Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM) guidelines.

“The Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Journey Continues – ANA Standards 2nd Edition,” will feature Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, ANA senior policy advisor. She will discuss the new ANA standards 2nd Edition, and specifically:

  • The value of using the new safe patient handling guidelines.
  • The usefulness of SPHM programs.
  • The eight ANA standards and how they are implemented.
  • Available SPHM resources.

Ruth Francis has over 25 years of international, corporate, association, government and community health education and promotion experience and works for the ANA where she is a senior policy advisor in the Nursing Practice & Work Environment Department.  Ruth currently leads ANA’s Occupational Health Initiatives – Safe Patient Handling & Mobility, #End Nurse Abuse and Bullying Prevention, Opioids Prevention, and Gun Violence Prevention, representing ANA at national and federal stakeholder meetings.  She is also co-staff lead for the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, and involved in ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ and COVID-19 Education efforts.

Register for the November 18 webinar, “The Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Journey Continues – ANA Standards 2nd Edition.”

Categories: Caregiver Readiness, Patient Experience

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