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International Speakers Confirmed

Mike Fray and
Susan Gallagher

Mike Fray PhD, BSc(Hons), BHSc, MCSP, FHEA

Dr Mike Fray is a Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Human Factors in Loughborough Design School at Loughborough University, UK.  Dr Fray has worked in the fields of ergonomics, musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation and patient handling for almost 30 years.  Between 1997 and 2010 he created, developed and delivered the world leading Back-Care Management Programme and continues to support ergonomics teaching on BSc and MSc programmes.  His PhD research focussed on the areas of measurement of outcomes from patient handling interventions (TROPHI) and the improvement of patient handling strategies, solutions and equipment.  He has worked on many projects in healthcare ergonomics including the design of ambulances and urgent care delivery, the biomechanical, physical and physiological evaluation of healthcare risks to staff, patients and organisations.  His work is supported by interdisciplinary collaborations with commercial, research and governmental partners.  Dr Fray has had many peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and was co-author of ‘Evidence Based Patient Handling’, the ‘DIAG Codes of Practice’ and has an editorial role for the ‘Handling of People Series’. 

Susan Gallagher, PhD MA MSN RN CSPHP CBN

Susan Gallagher is a wound ostomy continence nurse, certified bariatric nurse, health care risk manager and certified safe patient handling professional. Dr. Gallagher holds a masters degree in nursing, a masters degree in religion and social ethics, and a PhD is policy ethics. Susan has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and contributed chapters on quality and safety in both the Handbook of Hospital Safety, and the 2012 book titled: Epidemic of Medical Errors and Hospital-Acquired Infections. Susan is author of the books titled, The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient, the American Nurses’ Association Implementation Guide to the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards and the all-new book titled: Bariatric Safe Patient Handling. She is a recognized expert in safety, outcomes and communication with an emphasis on bariatrics, skin and wound care, safe patient handling and mobility, and risk and loss control.

Session 1

Using the TROPHI tool to support the development of a SPH system in New Zealand.

A collaboration project based at Counties Manukau DHB has explored the use of the TROPHI tool as a metric for evaluating the systems in place to manage the patient handling risks. The comprehensive evaluation tool identifies a range of strengths and weaknesses in an organisation and gives guidance as to how risks can be controlled.  This session will explore how the project was delivered including; management support, the education of survey collectors and data processing.  It will review the data and the issues identified and show how the TROPHI metric has informed improvements in the DHB.

 

Session 2

K.I.S.S: an ergonomics approach for sustainable improvements in safe patient handling and mobilisation.

For many years patient handling improvements have been delivered in isolation.  Our commendable drive for an individual solution for each of the wide range of handling problems has created a huge catalogue of possible options which in itself has become a problem.  A sound ergonomics solution in itself needs to be ergonomic, safe, simple, intuitive and easy to follow.  Care workers should be able to do the right thing first time. Several research projects will be used to indicate that our comprehensive range of solutions may need to be re-considered to assist care staff to be able to deliver safe mobilisation today, tomorrow and in the future.        

Session 1

Bariatric SPHM:  Learn about the latest approach to bariatric patient handling and mobility with a focus of patient and worker safety.

With over 74% of those living in New Zealand being overweight or obese, healthcare workers are continually challenged with issues that arise when the patient’s weight interferes with the ability to provide reasonable care. Definitions, demographics and trends that relate to the healthcare environment are discussed. Practical ideas to identify and mitigate common SPHM risks are provided. A case study approach to preplanning care from a humanistic, clinical and economic perspective is presented.

Session 2

Balancing worker safety, the lungs, and skin integrity.  Explore the relationship between the worker safety, obesity, the lungs, and skin integrity as these impact clinical and economic outcomes.

Science is exploring the intimate relationship between the lungs and the skin, especially in the person who is obese. Healthcare workers explain that lifting, turning and repositioning immobile, dependent individuals can lead to varying degrees of musculoskeletal injury. Further, positioning for skin and pulmonary health can be equally as challenging. This workshop specifically addresses the hazards of immobility, the physiologic relation between the lungs and the skin, common mobility tasks, and strategies to use SPHM modalities to protect both patients and workers.

 

 

Invitation to Speak and/or Present

A varied programme will be offered with a balance of plenary, streamed presentations and workshops. We aim to offer a mix of topics related to and including Moving & Handling. We invite you to be part of this stimulating programme by submitting an outline of your intended session.
The submission should include aims, preferred time allowance and number limitations for attendees.

Suggested Topics:

Ø  Moving and Handling the Bariatric Patient

Ø  Systems to Deliver or Measure Moving & Handling

Ø  Practical Workshops in Technique and/or Equipment use

Ø  Designing and Delivering Moving & Handling Education

Ø  Falls Prevention – Integrating Moving & Handling Practise into Strategy

Ø  Pain – Patients and Carers, Specific Presentation of Pain and Occupational Pain

Ø  Nutrition – Are we Feeding Patients Well Enough to Move?

Ø  Pressure Injury Prevention – Impact of Moving & Handling Practise 

Please submit an outline of no more than 300 words to chair@mhanz.org.nz by 28th August 2018

 

 

Download the brochure as a pdf here

Benefits of attending;

  • Participate in workshops providing solution focussed scenarios

  • Find out how MHANZ can support you in your workplace with moving and handling challenges & networking with others

  • Feedback from ACC/Worksafe on new initiatives to make your workplace safer

  • View the latest moving and handling developments in equipment and technology

  • Involve areas of your business with an interest in equipment at the same session – for example, clinical engineering, procurement and finance

  • Discover information regarding national advances in M&H education and post graduate certificates

  • The seminar day in Christchurch is hosting the AGM, to which all members are welcome to attend and find out how you can contribute to the Association

Register  HERE

 

Invitation to Speak and/or Present

A varied programme will be offered with a balance of plenary, streamed presentations and workshops. We aim to offer a mix of topics related to and including Moving & Handling. We invite you to be part of this stimulating programme by submitting an outline of your intended session.
The submission should include aims, preferred time allowance and number limitations for attendees.

Suggested Topics:

Ø  Moving and Handling the Bariatric Patient

Ø  Systems to Deliver or Measure Moving & Handling

Ø  Practical Workshops in Technique and/or Equipment use

Ø  Designing and Delivering Moving & Handling Education

Ø  Falls Prevention – Integrating Moving & Handling Practise into Strategy

Ø  Pain – Patients and Carers, Specific Presentation of Pain and Occupational Pain

Ø  Nutrition – Are we Feeding Patients Well Enough to Move?

Ø  Pressure Injury Prevention – Impact of Moving & Handling Practise 

Please submit an outline of no more than 300 words to chair@mhanz.org.nz by 28th August 2018

 

 

Download the brochure as a pdf here

Benefits of attending;

  • Participate in workshops providing solution focussed scenarios

  • Find out how MHANZ can support you in your workplace with moving and handling challenges & networking with others

  • Feedback from ACC/Worksafe on new initiatives to make your workplace safer

  • View the latest moving and handling developments in equipment and technology

  • Involve areas of your business with an interest in equipment at the same session – for example, clinical engineering, procurement and finance

  • Discover information regarding national advances in M&H education and post graduate certificates

  • The seminar day in Christchurch is hosting the AGM, to which all members are welcome to attend and find out how you can contribute to the Association