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Obtaining administrative support is a key step when initially considering a safe patient handling program. Support from the administration is critical from a financial perspective and will also serve to drive culture changes and foster results through the entire program. The tools included within this section are designed to assist with the creation and implementation of a safe patient handling program at your facility.
The Business Case for Safe Patient Handling presentation is a customizable template that can be adapted for use at your own institution. It may be utilized to create awareness among administration regarding the importance of implementing a safe transfers and movement program.
The ROI Model is a customizable tool that can be used to calculate the impact of safe patient handling in your facility and assess the potential cost savings associated with the implementation of a safe transfers and movement program.
This case study illustrates the positive effects that properly designed equipment, trained staff, and partnership with safe patient handling and mobility specialists can have on the clinical and financial outcomes for bariatric patients.