Written by Susan Gallagher

“Referring to obese individuals as a “special patient population” is enigmatic in this context because, as the most recent data suggests, as many as 80% of Americans living in the United States are overweight or obese, with 4% to 6.4% severely or morbidly obese. This raises the question of when the exception becomes the rule. At what point do we recognize this is the patient population, not a special patient population, and then address SPHM opportunities in caring for a special patient population who also happens to be obese?”

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Historical Review
Chapter 2: The Hazards of Immobility
Chapter 3: Sensitive, Compassionate Care
Chapter 4: Safety and Special Patient Populations
Chapter 5: Safety in High-Risk Patient Care Areas
Chapter 6: Safety Across the Continuum of Care
Chapter 7: Ethical Considerations
Chapter 8: Outcomes Management
Chapter 9: Integrating SPHM and Bariatrics

Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-692-41702-7

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Getting Started SPHM

Written by Heather M. Monaghan

Getting Started/Restarted with Safe Patient Handling & Movement is a practical guide for implementing a safe patient handling and movement (SPHM) program or for identifying why a program may not be yielding its desired results.

Getting Started/Restarted with Safe Patient Handling and movement has been written for those healthcare professionals who find themselves, whatever their level of experience or profession, leading the implementation of a SPHM program in their facility or unit, Nurse Executives who are looking to initiate a SPHM program as part of their goal to improve staff safety and patient outcomes, and SPHM committee members who would like to know more about their role and responsibilities in order to be more effective.

Designed to meet the needs of any patient care environment, this book provides practical tools and advice to help maximize the success and sustainability of any SPHM program.

Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-9833477-0-5

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