An Evidence-based Approach to Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Education



Safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) program implementation is a change initiative requiring effective education. Little research is available, however, describing specific recommendations for effective SPHM education. Effective education includes an education plan that incorporates the concepts of adult learning theories, various learning styles, and generational learning considerations. Examples of different teaching methods are discussed to promote the learning needs of the adult healthcare professional for SPHM. This article defines effective SPHM education and offers innovative methods and strategies for enhancing SPHM education based on an evidenced-based approach.

Perez A

Keywords: SPHM education, adult learning styles, generational learning styles, safe patient handling and mobility

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