Safe Patient Handling Champions


The Safe Patient Handling Champion Class is designed to promote safe patient handling using lifting equipment and patient handling aids available in patient care areas. Each department has selected champions who serve as consultants to their coworkers and use their skill to provide ongoing training to the unit staff. Champions attend An online class to become experts at advocating for and fostering the use of safe patient handling equipment.

Vanderbilt recognizes the professionalism of our bedside caregivers and their eagerness to continue to learn. Occupational Health teamed with the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development and now offers Contact Hours for our Safe Patient Handling. 

To complete the Safe Patient Handling Champion course please register on the Learning Exchange. Once signed into the Learning Exchange, search for "2024 Safe Patient Handling Champion" to complete the course.  Once you have completed the course please reach out to your unit educator to discuss your status.

2024 SAFE Patient Handling Champion Course

Go to Learning Exchange and search for "2024 Safe Patient Handling" course.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development are approved providers of continuing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation.

Learn more about Safe Patient Handling Champions:

Guidelines for Selecting Unit Champions

Champion's Role and Responsibilities

List of Unit Champions (Requires VUNet ID login. Please use Ctrl+F to find your unit.)