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Safe Patient Handling & Early Mobility

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been awarded 2.0 CHs through the New York State Nurses Association Accredited Provider Unit.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training “IACET” and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

The New York State Nurses Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

In order to receive contact hours/CEUs participants must view the recorded presentation, pass a comprehensive exam with at least 80%, and submit an evaluation. Contact hours/CEUs will be awarded until April 6, 2020.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support or sponsorship has been received. NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.

Course Introduction


The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) has produced this video presentation of its live Safe Patient Handling and Early Mobility workshop. This 2 hour video is facilitated by professionals with expertise in nursing occupational health and safety hazards.  A review of the hazards of manual patient handling will be followed by information on legal requirements for safe patient handling programs and the equipment and policies that will promote improved safety for both nurses and patients.

The program includes lecture using photographs, graphics and video clips, will provide a question and answer period from the live presentation, a critical thinking exercise, and will give you some ideas and interventions to consider.  It is a valuable continuing education opportunity for nurses in all care settings, and is appropriate for those who provide direct care as well as trainers and supervisors.

The presenters are: Lisa Baum, MA, CSP and David Pratt, BA.

The live workshop was funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board, Contract #T16060GG.

Presentation Objectives

At the conclusion of this recorded presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards to patients and healthcare workers of unsafe patient handling techniques.

  • Describe the components of an effective safe patient handling program that integrates early patient mobilization.

  • Recognize the legal requirements of the NYS Safe Patient Handling Law.

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