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Safety for the Patient and the Nurse

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from 1-2 pm EDT
for Part Two of the Partners in Prevention: Culture of Safety Webinar Series
This session will address how intense or prolonged pressure seen with immobility can lead to deep tissue pressure injury. However, increasing mobility for patients can lead to back and shoulder injury in the caregiver. Building a resilient culture for sustainable change will be addressed, along with a focus on skin and safe patient handling to reduce pressure injury.

Learning Objectives:
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors for work-related patient handling injuries, and strategies to develop an interprofessional program that addresses early mobility/safe patient handling/pressure injury prevention and fall prevention.
  • Describe safe patient handling strategies that reduce the intensity and duration of pressure and shear on the skin and soft tissue for bedridden and early ambulating patients.
Learn more about the two-part Partners in Prevention: Culture of Safety webinar series and other webinars from the Society and Sage Products at

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.
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