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2017 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility/Falls Conference
April 10-14, 2017 | Renaissance Glendale, Glendale, AZ


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Conference Description:
This conference will provide participants with cutting edge research, best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and patient fall and fall injury prevention. This conference includes diverse learning opportunities, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, "hands on" practice sessions, and a large exhibit hall with new and emerging technologies. Innovations will be presented addressing such topics as safety legislation, practice tips, technology solutions, effective training techniques, successful organizational strategies, and building a business case.

Target Audience:
This conference is designed to meet the needs of direct health care providers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial hygienists/safety professionals, and researchers of any discipline who are interested in advancing safety for patients and caregivers. To meet the needs of a diverse audience, focused tracks have been established for:

Focus Area A: Special Topics in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility
Focus Area B: SPHM in Special Settings and Populations
Focus Area C: Program Implementation and Sustainability
Focus Area D: Falls, Pressure Ulcers and Mobility
Focus Area E: Novice Track

Conference Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Evaluate technological solutions for safe patient handling and falls management
  2. Differentiate ergonomic hazards across patient care settings
  3. Apply best practices for reducing patient handling risks to caregivers
  4. Incorporate best practice for the use of SPHM technologies into rehabilitation strategies to improve function and reduce patient adverse events associated with immobility
  5. Differentiate fall prevention from fall protection
  6. Examine the state of science related to patient falls
  7. Segment vulnerable populations at greatest risk for injury

Please contact Valerie Kelleher at vkelleher@tampavaref.org to be included on our mailing list or to get a copy of the registration form.

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Please contact Valerie Kelleher at vkelleher@tampavaref.org for a registration form or complete the attached.

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