Healthcare Division Classes

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

10:15 am
Winning with Safety Coaches (Intermediate)  Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM, System Safety Director, SCL Health/Healthcare Safety Services.

The Safety Coach Program uses the integration of safety within and throughout the daily operating departments of a facility to elevate the safety culture.  The “coaches” are existing employees (not management) trained to lead, instruct, promote and support safety initiatives starting with their respective department and in collaboration with all touch points of the operation (all departments, all days and shifts).  Safety Coaches are a diverse group that are strongly supported with continuous communication for risk improvement including information/eduction to support their efforts.  Coaches are well respected by their peers as a valued safety resource and support group.

12:30 pm
Linking Caregiver and Patient Safety through Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (Basic-Intermediate)  Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHP, EarlyMobility.com.

This session will review the links between patient and caregiver safety, and how safe patient handling and mobility provides the link.  Quality, outcomes and costs will be presented that clearly link caregiver safety initiatives to strategic facility outcomes in practical ways.  Tactics for implementation will also be provided.

1:45 pm
Eyewash Safety Management (Intermediate)  Scott Cruzen, CHSP, OHST, President/Senior Consultant, Ethos Corporation.

A hazard assessment case study of over 200 healthcare “eye hazard” locations revealed that the expense to upgrade, install, and/or remove eyewashes for compliance was surprisingly high, but can bring sight-saving benefits to your employees.  MIOSHA has made significant updates to its regulations for emergency eyewash.  Deciding where to install, upgrade, or remove an eyewash station can be tricky not only because of eyewash regulation changes, but because of recent revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard.  Changes in how we define basic terminology, such as “corrosive” and “eye-injurious” chemicals are key to deciding if an eyewash station is required and whether a subsitute product will really affect the Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment.

3:15 pm
Active Shooter Response – A Changing Strategy for Changing Times (Intermediate)  MaryAnn Northcote, CPP, CHSP, McLaren Health Care Corporation.

This session will provide active shooter education, preparation and response for hospitals.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

12:30 pm
Making Sense of Repetitive Strain:  A 7 Step Model of How Flaws in the Work Process Create Disability (Basic)  Thomas F. McCoy, DO, Physician and Ergonomist.

Errors in placement and fit management stress specific physical mechanisms that, if impaired, lead to corresponding repetitive strain disorders.  Understanding the course and consequences of the flawed work process explains many mysteries in the development of WRMSD’s.  Disability development is also easier to understand as a response to a confusing process which delays recognition and reporting as well as rehabilitation efforts.

1:45 pm
Emerging Safety and Health Challenges for Home Healthcare Aids – Part 1 (Intermediate)  James D. McGlothlin, MPH, Ph.D., CPE, FAIHA, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University; and Matt Macomber, MS, CIH, MIOSHA.

The home health care market will reach 400 billion dollars per year by 2021.  This diversified and rapidly growing industry primarily includes home nursing care, infusion services, and companion care.  Of particular interest, is the growing number of home health care workers who assist disabled and/or older adults with their activities of daily living, including bathing, using the toilet, dressing, cooking, eating, housekeeping, and administering and monitoring the patient’s (client’s) medication regimen.  This presentation will provide an overview of this growing industry.  It will include a short case study of home health care workers and their clients.  It will highlight the challenges and opportunities that benefit both the health care worker and patient through safe work practices to reduce injuries.

3:15 pm
Emerging Safety and Health Challenges for Home Healthcare Aids – Part 2 (Intermediate)  James D. McGlothlin, MPH, Ph.D., CPE, FAIHA, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University; and Matt Macomber, MS, CIH, MIOSHA.

The home health care market will reach 400 billion dollars per year by 2021.  This diversified and rapidly growing industry primarily includes home nursing care, infusion services, and companion care.  Of particular interest, is the growing number of home health care workers who assist disabled and/or older adults with their activities of daily living, including bathing, using the toilet, dressing, cooking, eating, housekeeping, and administering and monitoring the patient’s (client’s) medication regimen.  This presentation will provide an overview of this growing industry.  It will include a short case study of home health care workers and their clients.  It will highlight the challenges and opportunities that benefit both the health care worker and patient through safe work practices to reduce injuries.

  • Chair:  Terry Fisk, CIH, CSP, CIE, CHSP
  • Secretary:  Janet Dobryden, ARM, CSRM
  • Division:  Phyllis Berryman, RN, MBA, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, Abbey Consultant
  • Regina Carriere, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company
  • Debbie DeNapoli, CHSP, Michigan Medicine
  • Melissa Dominic, Macomb Oakland Regional Center
  • Christopher Dreckmann, Bio-MED Medical Waste Transporters
  • Robert Erps, Advanced Resource Management
  • Sheila Finch, CHMM, CHSP
  • Joe Galusha, CHSP, CIE, US Leader, AON Global Risk Consulting
  • Julie Mulder, RN, BSN, Spectrum Health
  • MaryAnn Northcote, CPP, CHSP, McLaren Health Care
  • Rebecca Plasky
  • Jami Przekop, Stericycle
  • Janaea Smith, Almont Medical First Responders
  • Kenneth Smith, CHSP, Healthcare Safety Services
  • Dee Tyler, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Coverys
Future Meeting Dates

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI
April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI
April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI

 

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