Safety 2009 Proceedings

655 Developing a Safe Patient Handling Program for Long Term Care: A Case Study

Instructor: David Bartko, CSP, Aon Global Risk Consulting, Minneapolis, MN
Kris Hamann, MBA, Essentia Health, New Brighton, MN
Lori A. Severson, MS, HEM, Berkley Risk Administrator's Company, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

Description: This presentation will outline the core components of safe patient handling legislation - specifically a success story of an Aon Global Risk Healthcare client Essentia Health / Benedictine Health System. Their safe patient handling programs resulted in a reduction of lost time days in the baseline year, OSHA recordable patient handling related nursing injuries and direct plus indirect cost savings.

Level: I