Jan 12
Safe patient handling shouldn't be a pain in the neck

​​​In healthcare, as in life, we submit to this adage frequently. But when it comes to nurses and back injuries, it’s a mindset that should be consigned to the past.

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Nov 15
Winthrop-University Hospital Partners with Atlas Lift Tech to Launch Safe Patient Handling Program

November 14, 2016 (New York, NY) – Winthrop-University Hospital has partnered with Atlas Lift Tech, Inc. to launch a progressive new program, aimed at improving patient safety while reducing injuries among nursing and care staff members involved in patient handling.  The "Lift Coach Program" provided by Atlas is designed to bring Winthrop into compliance with New York State Safe Patient Handling Act S6914/A9205, enacted in 2014, which requires the establishment of a safe patient handling program within acute-care facilities, residential healthcare facilities, and diagnostic and treatment centers by January 1, 2017. 

 

Stacey Pfeffer, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Winthrop noted: "Winthrop-University Hospital recognizes the value of implementing a Safe Patient Handling program.  Our clinical staff and patients alike will benefit from a safer environment of care and an improved quality of life.  Employee and Patient Safety are a priority every day!"

 

The program at Winthrop delivers legislative compliance through the delivery of lift equipment and competence training at the bedside by the Atlas Lift Coaches, professionals specially trained in safe patient handling technology, equipment, resources, and accessories required to position and mobilize patients.  Patient safety, reduction of caregiver injury, and improvement of quality of care are all hallmarks of an effective and sustainable safe patient handling program.  Winthrop has recognized the need for a comprehensive program, not only to align with the laws in place, but to protect the health and safety of both its patients and its care staff.  It is with that understanding that Winthrop has engaged Atlas to partner with them in developing a healthier and viable culture of safety.

 

About Atlas Lift Tech:

Founded in 2009, Atlas Lift Tech is transforming the way care delivery organizations nationwide deploy and manage safe patient handling and mobility programs.  Atlas provides proven and effective practices that reduce caregiver injury, promote patient safety, and produce a thriving and sustainable culture of safety.  Working together with a facility's interdisciplinary team, Atlas identifies opportunities for integration of an SPHM program customized to the unique requirements of each facility.

For more information, call 1-844-ALT-LIFT or visit www.atlaslifttech.com.

 

About Winthrop-University Hospital

Founded in 1896 by a group of local physicians and concerned citizens, Long Island's first voluntary hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center and ACS Level 1 Trauma Center offering a full scope of inpatient and outpatient programs and services to address every stage of life.

Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, Winthrop is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. Winthrop has the country's highest volume CyberKnife Center and is one of the busiest TAVR centers in the country. It is the first Baby Friendly Hospital on Long Island, and has a Magnet-designated nursing staff. Recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top five percent of hospitals in the U.S. for clinical excellence, Winthrop successfully blends the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.

For more information, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.​


Apr 16
Visit ATLAS Booth 503-504 @ the 2015 SPHM Conference

April 20-24, Glendale, Arizona – the 2015 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: TRANSFORMING CLINICAL PRACTICE conference features a specialty track on fall and fall injury prevention along with poster sessions in which several ATLAS customers will be displaying SPHM-based case study posters.

The conference provides participants with cutting edge research, best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and patient fall and fall injury prevention. It includes diverse learning opportunities in the form of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, "hands on" practice sessions, and a large exhibit hall with new and emerging technologies. Innovations will be presented addressing such topics as safety legislation, practice tips, technology solutions, effective training techniques, successful organizational strategies, and building a business case.  

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This event is produced by the Tampa Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (TVAREF), a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement, research and educational activities of the staff at the James A. Haley Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Apr 06
ATLAS TAKES SAFE PATIENT HANDLING TO CHICAGO

​The pioneer of custom Safe Patient Handling and Mobility programs (SPHM) for hospitals expands services into the Chicago metropolitan area.  Read more [+]

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Apr 03
Can Ice Cream Sundays Be Slung Safely?

You bet! 

The ATLAS Lift Team at San Ramon Regional Medical Center played host for the facility’s monthly “TEAMS” event in which ATLAS staff served breakfast in the morning and "slung" ice cream sundaes in the afternoon.  The hospital staff was extremely welcoming and excited for the ice cream.   Who wouldn’t be?

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Mar 19
OSHA To Require Occupational Injury Reporting

​Will OSHA’s future requirement to report occupational injuries, for subsequent public access on the web, motivate hospitals to step-up their SAFE PATIENT HANDLING & MOBILITY programs?   Read article [+]​


Mar 08
THANK YOU NPR

For Putting a Face on Patient Lift-related Nursing Injuries.

At the onset of Patient Safety Awareness Week, ATLAS Strategic Marketing Director Shannon Edge discusses the combination of worrisome injury rates among care providers compared with encouraging information surrounding dramatic safety improvements associated with the Lift Coach ModelRead more [+]

Mar 05
WENDY MCCOLLOM − NAMED ATLAS CFO

​ATLAS Lift Tech, the pioneer of custom Safe Patient Handing and Mobility (SPHM) programs for hospitals, bolsters its executive team with the appointment of Wendy McCollom as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.  Learn more [+]



Feb 19
TALE OF TWO CONFERENCES

​ATLAS’ Director of Program Development Michael Crane provides a perspective of two recent nursing conferences and their inclusion of safe patient handling and mobility content.  Read more [+]

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Feb 13
A DANGEROUS JOB

ATLAS’ Director of Clinical Operations Amber Perez weighs-in on NPR’s recent podcasts, A DANGEROUS JOB – NPR EXPOSES THE RISKS OF PATIENT HANDLING.  Read more [+]  

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