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

American Association for Safe Patient Handling & MovementAASPHM to co-sponsor the 5th National HealthCare Ergonomics conference, Sept 8-11, 2014, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR.

Go to http://www.regonline.com/hcergo14 for more information about exhibitor, and sponsorship opportunities and the conference program. Click Here to view the conference info flier please  Attendee registration will open in May, 2014.

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

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” 

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. The minutes from this meeting will be posted on this page soon. 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.

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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