Webinar - Developing a Comprehensive Safe Patient Handling ProgramExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Webinar description

The development of a safe patient handling program can be a daunting task for many organizations. Most of the time, just knowing where to start is the greatest challenge. This webinar will share the approach taken by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to develop, implement and sustain a comprehensive safe patient handling program. Presented step-by-step, this webinar will provide insight into key considerations, such as:

  • Development of a safe patient handling policy
  • Completing an environmental scan/needs assessment
  • Implementing safe patient handling training
  • Evaluating program success
  • Supporting sustainability

Each step of the program will offer examples from the HHS model as well as discuss challenges faced along the way. The goal of this webinar is not only to share a successful framework used for safe patient handling program development and implementation, but to empower organizations to review current practice, identify gaps, and strategically implement change based on the organization’s needs.

This is a free webinar offered through the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP), presented in partnership with CRE-MSD and PSHSA.

About the presenter

Janice Jaskolka, MHK, CCPE

Janice is an Ergonomist at Hamilton Health Sciences, providing support to a community of 15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers across HHS’ hospitals, specialized centres, and clinics. Janice obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Kinesiology and Physical Education degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Master of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor. She is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist with 11 years experience providing a variety of ergonomics services to clients, most recently joining the HHS team in 2015. During her time with HHS, Janice has developed and implemented the organization’s Safe Patient Handling Program, which has provided training to over 2,000 staff and leaders, reducing injury rates in the longest participating departments by 50%. Her passion lies with supporting teams to strategically reduce musculoskeletal disorder risk within their work environments, improving staff safety, and in turn, patient care.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Adobe Connect)

Webinar slide presentation (PDF)

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.


Disclaimer: The Centre receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province.

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