Tenet has committed to keeping safe patient handling and mobility as a priority in its facilities, and established a partnership with SPHM solutions provider, Atlas Lift Tech, to support these goals. November 26th marked the official expansion and facility launch of Atlas Lift Tech into Tenet facilities in Arizona. Abrazo West Campus was the first to start its program and celebrated the launch by hosting a “First Lift” event. First Lift events commemorate the launch of safe patient handling programs.
“The Tenet Health partnership with Atlas has been incredibly successful over the last several years,” says Robert Zuckswert, Chief Operating Officer at Atlas Lift Tech. “They have pioneered the way for standardizing and implementing SPHM programs across the health system with Atlas Lift Tech. The entire Atlas team has worked tirelessly to ensure that Tenet Health patients, caregivers and support staff are supported during critical patient movement. We are proud to be part of creating a safe patient handling and mobility culture across the continuum of care and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Tenet Health in 2019 and beyond.”
Atlas will also launch at Abrazo Scottsdale, Heart and Arrowhead before the first quarter of 2019.
Atlas’ partnership with Tenet is a testimony to their dedication to mobility done safely. Just this year, Atlas cosponsored a free educational workshop specifically related to workers safety. They partnered with Safety National, Hospital Association of Southern CA, Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Wy’East Medical, Arjo, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Tampa VA Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to do so. Tenet and Atlas have a shared desire to maintain a safe work environment as Tenet significantly invested in their care staff and patients not only with necessary patient mobilizing equipment, but most importantly with the resources, technology and techniques needed for a successful program. Atlas Lift Tech offers trained Lift Coaches, and its proprietary software, LiftTracker, to utilize said equipment properly and leverage the latest in technology.
The program will begin in the Intensive Care Unit, and penetrate the hospital unit-by-unit to ensure that all care staff are equipped with best practice techniques when mobilizing their patients. Safe patient handling and mobility prevents hospital-acquired illnesses and, at time, fatalities. By mobilizing patients safely, care staff are protected from back injury, and patients are given the optimal conditions for recovery.
Date: December 3, 2018