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    Title: Success Story #2*
    Type: Text Slide
    Content:

    • State - Missouri and Illinois
    • Company - BJC Health System, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Employees - 460 direct patient staff at 6 sites
    • The Problem - Staff responsible for assisting dependent residents were at a high risk for occupational injuries from high risk activities
    • The Solution - A zero-lift policy that uses state-of-the art equipment to assist with patient transfers, training in use of equipment, and a medical management program
    *Source: Intervention Program for Transferring Residents in Nursing Homes, (Collins, Wolf, Hsiao, 2002)

    Speaker Notes:

    In this success story, direct patient care staff who were responsible for assisting dependent residents were at a high risk for occupational injuries.

    Identified high risks activities included: transfers in and out of bed; in and out of bath tubs; showers and whirlpools; on and off toilets; repositioning in bed; and lifting; and lifting a resident who had collapsed from the floor.

    An intervention program was implemented using a best practices injury prevention program. The prevention program was based on the use of state of the art lifting equipment to assist nursing staff with resident transfers, a training program for nursing staff on how to use the lifting equipment, and a medical management program.