2023 Together - P434 - Mobility Technicians: Outside-the-Box Utilization of Preprofessionals in Hybrid Roles - On Demand
Decreased patient mobilization negatively influenced outcomes at St Tammany Health System (STHS), and nurses couldn’t shoulder the responsibility alone. Coincidently, STHS transportation staff — adept at mobilizing patients — were experiencing high turnover, low departmental self-esteem, downtime inefficiencies and other concerns shared by acute care transportation departments nationwide. Our solution was hybridizing the transporter position, adding duties including patient mobility rounds. As a result, workload efficiency and employee satisfaction metrics at STHS markedly improved. Using career-focused college students, the program grew. Four ongoing Lean Six Sigma projects helped keep us on track for success.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Rebecca R. Baradell, PT, DPT, Manager, IP Therapies, St. Tammany Health System, Covington, La.
Bert Lindsey, PT, Director, IP Therapy and Patient Mobility, St. Tammany Health System, Covington, La.
Ashley DiFranco, BS, Mobility, St. Tammany Health System, Covington, La.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-298-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-298-H04-T
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)