Revised Patient Handling & Mobility Assessments

I'm so happy that the revised Patient Handling and Mobility Assessments (by the Facilities Guidelines Institute with support from Hillrom) has been published under the careful stewardship of Mary Matz. I can hardly believe it's been ten years (!) since we wrote the first version!

This 476-page "white paper" is the work of a whole group of dedicated safe patient handling professionals and I'm honored to be counted among them. It covers topics ranging from program rationale to planning, design and construction to a vision for future programs. Several lifetimes of experience in these pages!

My chapter is on making the business case for a safe patient handling and mobility program. It draws on my work applying decision analysis to answer key questions and make the business case at a number of health care organizations, including Stanford Health, Ascension Health, and the Veterans' Health Administration. Graphics, results, and data are included.

This chapter is both a guide to making the business case and a reference for institutions considering launching a program: if it worked for them, it can work for you!

A PDF is available for download in the About>Library section of this web site, so do take a look and get back to me with any comments or questions. Happy to help!

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