Our customers are experiencing success with their ATLAS SPHM program across the board. These include process outcomes, such as training efficiencies, satisfaction outcomes and dramatic cost reductions, ATLAS has been associated with a number of peer-reviewed published studies. Learn more about these success stories.
John Vaughan, Jeffery Driver, Edward Hall, and Eric Race
The purpose of this paper is to describe an innovative solution to Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (“SPHM”) at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (“SHC”). The program has been functional for almost 1 year and a clear pattern is emerging, such that predictions are easily made. Read more [+]
The paper is a joint study and publication from Stanford’s Risk Authority and ATLAS Lift Tech.
Julie Lavezzo and Ryan Rodriquez
The team at Marin General Hospital identified a strategy to enhance their culture of safety. A significant improvement in data metrics followed. Read more [+]
Lavezzo J & Rodriguez R. Transforming a program into a culture: Exploring the role of the lift coach as the missing element to meaningful safe patient handling and mobility. Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Managers Regional Conference. Palm Desert CA: May 8-10, 2013.
This research study measures changes in caregiver’s perception of the SPHM program in the first year following introduction of the Lift Coach program.
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Lavezzo J & Rodriquez R. Uplifting: giving a voice to SPH Building a caregiver narrative. ASPHP Regional Networking Meeting. Wilmington DE: June 3, 2013.
Anita Petegara and Nikolette Runstadler
The main objective of this study was to quantify foundational SPHM successes, and to explore next steps. The team at ValleyCare leveraged the SPHM program to address the challenges of special patient populations and special patient care areas. Read more [+]
Petegara A & Runstadler N. Beyond the foundation: Next steps for a successful SPHM program. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility National Conference: TampaVA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. Orlando FL: March 24-28, 2014.
Linda Pryor, Shelley Johnson, Sandy Durrance, Flo Aruejo
The aim of this study was to explore common language used in the SPHM lexicon, especially the largely misunderstood expressions frequency and severity. The team at NorthBay Healthcare experienced a 50% increase in frequency of injuries, but a 92% decrease in costs! Read more [+]
Pryor L, Johnson S, Durrance S, Aruejo F. Exploring a common language: comparing frequency with severity. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility National Conference: TampaVA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. Orlando FL: March 24-28, 2014.
Ed Hall, Mary Spangler, Susan Gallagher
SPHM analytics were used to support introduction of a reinvigorated SPHM program. The overarching aim of the reinvigorated Safe Patient Handling and Mobility/Minimal Lift Program at Stanford University was to target losses caused by handling and movement of patients and objects. Specific goals included: 1) Reduce the number of worker injuries related to patient handling and moving of objects, 2) Improve quality of care provided to patients, and 3) Improve patient satisfaction. Read more [+]
Hall E, Spangler M, Gallagher S. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility Analytics: A Data Review of a Reinvigorated SPHM Program. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility National Conference: TampaVA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. Orlando FL: March 24-28, 2014.
Jeff Driver, Ed Hall, Simon Mawer, Susan Gallagher
Communication experts are exploring trends that are moving away from written brochures and print print media and are investigating digital opportunities. The aim of this project was to raise SPHM awareness in the emerging digitized world.
View an example of raising awareness in a digitized world.
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Driver J, Hall E, Mawer S, Gallagher S. Raising awareness of safe patient handling and mobility in a digitized world. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility National Conference: TampaVA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. Orlando FL: March 24-28, 2014.
The aim of this study was to explore the impact of simulation learning in SPHM education and skill acquisition pertaining to the specialized handling and mobility techniques associated with the obese patient.
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Hall E, Spangler M, Gallagher S. Understanding the impact of simulation learning associated with SPHM and the obese patient. Safe Patient Handing and Mobility National Conference: TampaVA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. Orlando FL: March 24-28, 2014.
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