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Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Gamla Tanneforsvägen 51
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Focusing on good working conditions in the healthcare sector is vital for employers and healthcare workers since health and safety risks and injuries are common.

Patient handling and movement is a common situation where work injuries occur in healthcare, especially musculoskeletal disorders.

Based on scientific literature the focus of this course is on prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, methods for risk assessment and interventions promoting safe patient handling and movement.

Tilaisuuden ohjelma

Safe Patient Handling and Movement
Tuesday, 18.10.2022
First day: Setting the scene
9.15–9.40 Course registration and coffee
9.45–10.00 NIVA welcome and general information, Cecilia Weckman, NIVA
10.00-10.30 Introductions - Participants’ expectations - Scope and course objectives, Charlotte Wåhlin
10.30-11.3o Lecture and discussion: Musculoskeletal disorders in the healthcare sector - Overview of risk factors and interventions, Lars Andersen
11.30-12.15 Lecture: Models of human factors and ergonomics in healthcare, Mike Frey
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Lecture: An organizational culture for safe and productive healthcare: individual drives, ethical value conflicts, and organizational support. Presentation of method for group discussion, Marianne Törner
14.15-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-16.30 Group discussions based on today’s lectures, All lecturers
18.00 – Dinner at the hotel

Wednesday, 19.10.2022
Second day: Solutions for safe patient handling and movement
9.00–9.45 Lecture: Lighten the load with a gender conscious OSH management - a systematic approach, Minke Wersäll
9.45–10.30 Lecture and hands on exercise: Methods for risk assessment promoting safe patient handling. The use of risk assessment in clinical practice – context,
purpose, when and by whom?, Sebastian Buck
10.30–10.45 Coffee break
10.45–12.45 Lecture and discussion: Interventions promoting safe patient handling/patient transfers. Work Equipment/assistive devices for Safe Patient Handling
and Movement, Charlotte Wåhlin & Mike Frey
12.45–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.00 Lecture and discussion: Strategies to develop education and Patient handling training approaches for healthcare workers and instructors. E-learning courses and digital training for moving and handling people – theory and practice, Leena Tamminen & Sebastian Buck
15.00–15.30 Coffee break
15.30–17.00 Group work based on today’s lectures. All lecturers
17.00- Social program and dinner

Thursday, 20.10.2022
Third day: Strategies for implementation
9.00–9.45 Lecture: Policies and guidelines for Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Charlotte Wåhlin
9.45–10.30 Lecture: Why do organizations change – and why don’t they? Implementing and understanding change in organizations, Marianne Törner
10.30–11.00 Coffee break
11.00–11.45 Lecture: How do we evaluate the effect? When does interventions work? For whom and when? Talk about measurements and outcomes. Examples from different types of interventions in the healthcare sector, Lars Andersen
11.45–12.30 Group discussion based on today’s lectures. All lecturers
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.00 Reflections from participants
14.00–14.45 Panel discussion: Future challenges for the healthcare sector. All lecturers. Collaboration between stakeholders, a prerequisite for
providing interventions for safe patient handling.
14.45–15.00 Presentation of assignment for ECTS points for university studies. Closing of the course, Lecturers & Cecilia Weckman, NIVA

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Cecilia Weckman
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