Reducing Risk of MSI in BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics

Date(s) - 11/06/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About this Event
Presenter: Ryan Smiley CCPE
Hosted by: ACE BCYukon Region
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Webinar Topic: Paramedics are known to perform regular unsafe patient and equipment handling tasks associated with a high prevalence of MSI. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) stretchers have historically required a high-risk manual operation to raise and lower and load/unload in and out of ambulances. Paramedics are also commonly injured manually lifting patients. This presentation will highlight controls implemented along with the challenges and success stories that BCEHS experienced along the way with such large scale equipment roll out.

Speaker: Ryan Smiley is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) with the Provincial Health Services Authority who primarily works with BC Emergency Health Services and BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals out of Vancouver. Ryan has had the opportunity to work closely with and contribute to the success of the BCEHS powered equipment project and design of the newly opened BC Children’s and Women’s Tech Acute Care Centre. Ryan holds a BSc (Honours Kin Coop) from the University of Waterloo and an MSc in Ergonomics from the University of Derby.​

*We apologize that this event will only be available in English.

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