Dr. Lynne Shores, professor of nursing, was recently one of four presenters at the Safe Patient Handling Conference in Oklahoma City. Designed for nurses, nurse educators and other clinical leaders who are responsible for implementing and sustaining safe clinical work environments, the conference included evidence-based practices in patient handling and movement. Dr. Shores has become nationally recognized for teaching nursing students how to move patients safely by following set protocols, including the use of appropriate equipment. She has played a key role in introducing safe patient handling in the School of Nursing at Belmont. She has worked with peers at the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to implement core curriculum for teaching students about on-the-job safety. Dr. Shores has served on the National Advisory Committee for the ANA Handle With Care recognition program.
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