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Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Helping you implement evidence-based programs with connected technologies

Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Continuing Education

Creating the Foundation and Managing Outcomes in Safe Patient Handling & Mobility

Live Event


August 11 2020


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time


Hill-Rom Customer Experience Center 8785 Research Drive,  Irvine, California92618View in Google Maps

CE Credit Hours


Learning Objectives

Safe Patient Handling 101 (1 Credits)

  • Consider how we lift and move patients today
  • Discuss the risks associated with manual lifting
  • Review how immobility impacts the patient
  • Consider the position of OSHA, legislation, and the American Nurses Association on Safe Patient Handling
  • Assess and apply appropriate solution

The Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) (1 Credits)

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Review complications of immobility and muscle weakness.
  • Consider the benefit of linking fall prevention with SPHM.
  • Introduce the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT).
  • Describe a hypothetical patient case study so providers can gain practice  with implementation of a mobility assessment tool in their care setting.

Complications of Immobility (1 Credits)

  • Understand the importance of early patient mobility
  • Recognize traditional standards of care for patient mobility
  • Identify current practice patterns
  • Understand institutional costs associated with immobility

Science of Fall and Injury Prevention (1 Credits)

  • Understand the incidence of inpatient falls and factors that contribute to increased risk of falling
  • Understand the patient, caregiver, and economic implications of hospital falls
  • Recognize the purpose and role of fall risk screening tools, available best practice recommendations, and products for inpatients


Nicole Hopewell

Nicole Hopewell, PT, MS, CSPHP is a Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Clinical Consultant with Hillrom. Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, outpatient rehab, women's health and acute rehab. Prior to joining Hillrom, Nicole was the Manager of a Physical & Medicine department and the Safe Patient Handling site Lead for a Level 2 trauma center and Stroke Center of Excellence for 12 years. Nicole has extensive real-life experience in the development of a successful Safe Patient Handling program from the ground up, including equipment selection & justification, education, developing the right culture, tracking metrics and supporting the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted SPHM program in a busy trauma hospital. As a SPHM leader, she developed best practices around care of the bariatric patient, early mobility, HRO implementation and implementation of the BMAT. She is passionate about sharing best practices to improve patient and caregiver safety and organizational outcomes. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from New York University and her Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Regis University. She has also completed the Caritas Coach program through the Watson Caring Science Institute. 

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