Upcoming Conferences

2015 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility--
Transforming Clinical Practice
featuring a Specialty Track on Fall and Fall Injury Prevention
April 20-24, 2015
Renaissance Hotel, Glendale, AZ

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, 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:

Track A: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility in Rehabilitation
Track B: Challenges for Special Populations and Settings in SPHM
Track C: Implememntation/Evaluation/Research in SPHM
Track D: Falls and Mobility

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 for the agenda when available.

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Educational Design

Poster Presenters:
Please contact Valerie Kelleher at vkelleher@tampavaref.org for a submission packet.

Exhibitors: Please contact Valerie Kelleher at vkelleher@tampavaref.org for a registration form.

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