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Together Everyone Achieves Mobility Safely (T.E.A.M.S)

T.E.A.M.S. advances John Dempsey Hospital's goal of becoming the safest hospital in Connecticut. The highest degree of patient and employee safety within the task of patient handling is achieved through the development, implementation and monitoring of a uniform patient handling program.

For questions regarding the Safe Patient Handling Initiative, please contact Patti Wawzyniecki in the Office of Research Safety, 860-679-3844 or Kim Silverman, Rehabilitation Services, Beeper No. 525-0280 (or through Page Operator).


Announcements

HOVERMATT SAFETY: KEEP PATIENTS & STAFF SAFE

  • Patient centered on upper (maroon) side of matt
  • Two straps snapped over patient
  • Wipe between patients; only send out for laundering if necessary
  • Problems or missing parts on matts or motors, contact Clinical Eng. x 2954 (do not discard matt is damaged)

 

Articles and Presentations

"Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning & Safety Healthcare"

  • Published by Lucian Leape Institute; a report on the Roundtable on Joy and Meaning in Work and Workforce Safety; 2013.

"Improving Patient and Worker Safety"

 

Patient Mobility Assessment

 

Equipment

 

Forms

 

Safe Patient Handling Champions

 

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