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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   
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Safe Resident Handling - Online Inservice

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Safe Resident Handling - Online Inservice
This Safe Resident Handling course will provide participants with a review of the basic safety considerations and guidelines necessary to protect themselves and their residents from injury during activities of daily living (ADLs) related to positioning, lifting and transferring. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing assistive personnel throughout all healthcare settings, as the safety considerations for safe handling do not change according to level of acuity. Within this course, the participant will review the basics of body mechanics, preparing for safe positioning, lifting and transferring, identifying and appropriately using assistive devices, improving communication to promote safety, step-by-step instructions for a variety of safe transferring scenarios, safe operation of mechanical lift equipment, and how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.   


Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 

1. Define proper body mechanics used for positioning, lifting and transferring.
2. Explain several ways that workplace injury can be avoided.
3. Identify potential complications and consequences of back injury.
4. Summarize the importance of timely and thorough incident reporting.
5. Describe ways to identify the resident’s needs related to positioning, lifting and transferring.
6. Discuss how to safely use assistive devices for positioning, lifting and transferring.
7. Explain how improving communication can promote safety.
8. Explain how to safely use a mechanical lift for transferring.
9. Describe how to safely assist a resident into a vehicle
10. Demonstrate how to safely move a resident up in bed.
11. Demonstrate how to safely assist a resident to sit on the side of the bed – “dangling”.
12. Demonstrate how to safely transfer a resident from the bed to a stretcher.
13. Demonstrate how to safely transfer a resident from the bed to wheelchair.
14. Demonstrate how to safely transfer a resident onto and off of a toilet or bedside commode.
15. Demonstrate how to safely assist a resident to ambulate using a transfer belt.

Curriculum



Chapter 1: Using Proper Body Mechanics to Prevent Injury

 Principles of Body Mechanics
 Protecting your Back 
 Preventing Resident Injury
 Incident Reporting 
 
Chapter 2: Understanding the Resident’s Needs for Safe Positioning, Lifting and Transfers
 
 Identifying the Resident’s Needs
 Assessing the Load 
 Understanding How to Safely Use Assistive Devices

Chapter 3:  Improving Communication to Promote Safety
  
 Following the Resident Care Plan
 Providing Instructions for Residents - Before, During and After Positioning, Lifts and Transfers
 Asking for Help if Needed

Chapter 4: Step by Step Guide to Safe Positioning, Lifts and Transfers

 Moving a Resident up in Bed
 Positioning a Resident on their Side
 Assisting a Resident to sit up on the side of the Bed – also known as “dangling”
 Transferring a Resident from Bed to Stretcher 
 Transferring a Resident from Bed to Wheelchair 
 Transferring a Resident onto and off of a Toilet or Bedside Commode
 Transferring a Resident by using a Mechanical Lift
 Assisting a Resident to Ambulate using a Transfer Belt
 

Chapter 5: Print Course Handouts

•Course materials handouts; exam, exam key, certificate of completion
•Skill Competency Checklists

Chapter 6: References

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