Date of Graduation

Fall 12-16-2016

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Lemos, Andrina K.

Second Advisor

Danijela Pavlic


Background Hospital setting is reviewed the most hazardous workplace comparing to other industries. Nursing assistants and orderlies have the high risk of work-related injury. The study found that the top reason that causes the injuries was due to over-exertion or bodily reaction.

Aim State of California requires hospitals to implement a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) policy as part of an injury and illness prevention program (Department of Industrial Regulations, 2016). Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) is the latest evidence based practice, reliable and valid tool, which helps nurses to assess the patients’ current and ongoing mobility and to determine an appropriate use of equipment.

Methods In order to educate staff on BMAT in healthcare setting, online educational module tailed to the learners based on their characteristics, background and proficiency will have the most influential on overall learning outcomes; therefore, it is appropriate to implement online educational learning to adult learners in the nursing profession

Result The staff feels that the length of the module is tolerable, and the instruction is clear to follow and to understand. On the negative side, the staff felt the module did not address much on BMAT use in patients with certain physical conditions, which are common seen on the unit.

Conclusion The recommendations for are that the online module should include BMAT use on other scenarios, such as knee/hip surgery and femoral/back injury, in video format. In the health reform era, CNL plays a critical role not only in creating best practice with high quality outcome for patients but also in strengthening leadership in incorporating with diverse professionals to support positive change.