Welcome to the American Association for Safe Patient Handling & Movement (AASPHM)

American Association for Safe Patient Handling & MovementRegister now to attend  the 5th National HealthCare Ergonomics conference, Sept 8-11, 2014, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – Co-sponsored by AASPHM

Go to http://www.regonline.com/hcergo14 to view the program and register Exhibitor, and sponsorship opportunities still available. Click Here to view the conference info flier.

Call for Posters  – Submission Deadline Extended to August 22, 2014

Do you have a story to share about an ergonomics, safe patient handling or wellness program in your health care facility? An effective training program?  A challenging ergonomics or wellness problem that you’ve improved on or solved or a research project you have completed? Submit a poster to showcase your work and your facility for display at the 5th National HealthCare Ergonomics Conference. Click on the following link to view the Call for Posters Submission Form.  Posters will compete to win an award for the Best Poster.

Continuing education credits will be offered for nurses through the California Board of Regis­tered Nursing, Provider No. CEP8300. For non-nursing credentials or licenses, a process for tracking/verifying attendance at conference sessions will be made available for attendees.

American Association for Safe Patient Handling & MovementAASPHM activities at the 14th annual Safe Patient Handling East Conference March 24-28, 2014, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL.

Over 80 people attended the 2nd ‘Lifts and Slings: Can you Mix and Match?’ meeting that was  held on March 25th 2014 during the SPHM East Conference in Orlando. The AASPHM draft sling safety guidance document developed by the inter-organization sling safety committee was reviewed and discussed.
Click Here to view the meeting minutes.

If you unable to attend the meeting or would like to submit your comments about this topic? Please take a minute to complete a brief survey Click here to take survey

Click here for more information about the work of the AASPHM sling safety committee.

AASPHM was pleased to sponsor:

The Poster session at SPHM East 2014 conference and a well attended Pre-Conference workshop,  ’Enhancing Patient Safety and Outcomes: The Safe Patent Handling Connection’

Renee Neidhardt, MSN, RN, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Program Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Educator in the Nursing Education Department from the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia was the winner of the Best Poster at the conference.  Renee’s poster was titled “Implementing the American Nurses Associations’ Safe Patient Handling & Mobility:  Interprofessional National Standards into Practice.  The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s Journey” 

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New AASPHM On-Demand Education available-Myths and Facts about Lift Teams. Click here to view all On-Demand presentations offered.

American Association for Safe Patient Handling & Movement

OSHA launches new web resources that will aid Hospitals and Health Care Workers to prevent worker injuries, help patients and save resources for hospitals. Click here for more information.

American Association for Safe Patient Handling & MovementThe American Nurses Association (ANA) Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Interprofessional National Standards and the Implementation Guide to the SPHM Standards are now available. 
Click here to copy of the standards and other resources from ANA.
ASPHM director Lynda Enos, was a member of the 26 specialist workgroup that assisted ANA to develop the standards.


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