The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, Inc. (ASPHP) was formed as a non-profit corporation to provide a venue for individuals interested in the science of safe patient handling to share experiences, access education and information, and if they choose, to advance their professional status through a Certification Program based on recognized standards. The membership of the ASPHP works together to build a credentialed profession dedicated to the safety and comfort of caregivers and their patients worldwide.
To improve the safety of caregivers and their patients by advancing the science and practice of safe patient handling.
The ASPHP is governed by a distinguished group of safe patient handling professionals.
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ASPHP Board of Directors Election Announcement – 2020
ASPHP is requesting nomination of candidates for the 2020 Board of Directors election. Two (2) seats will be vacated in March 2020. We are looking for passionate, committed SPHM practitioners to help move our organization forward as it strives to help achieve universal SPHM. For more information, click here.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the practice and profession of safe patient handling, regardless of level of education, profession or position. Membership is affordable and offers educational and networking value.
ASPHP Code of Ethics
The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, Inc. (ASPHP) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of safe patient handling. The ASPHP espouses ethical professional standards and, therefore, ASPHP Directors, certificants, and all members are expected to conduct themselves accordingly in the discharge of their professional responsibilities. The ASPHP acts in compliance with and respect for Association bylaws and 501(c)(3) regulations.
Conflict of Interest Policy and Confidentiality Agreement
Each officer and committee member (“volunteer leader”) should avoid both actual and apparent conflicts of interest that would interfere with their ability to discharge their responsibilities to the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP). ASPHP encourages its volunteer leaders to follow ethical standards, to be in compliance with all laws, and to avoid any conflict of interest, or appearance of such, including having their titles or affiliation used to publicize personal or company activities, programs, or events (especially those conducted for private profit). The Conflict of Interest Policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.
All volunteer leaders will be bound by ASPHP’s Conflict of Interest Policy and Confidentiality Agreement. Any individual who may have a conflict of interest shall be required to complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form in connection with the selection process.
How Can You Help?
The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together like-minded individuals that want to share ideas, support research, and advocate for sound regulatory activity that improves and promotes a safer working environment for all caregivers. Our mission is to improve the safety of caregivers and their patients by advancing the science and practice of safe patient handling.
Donation. To help ASPHP to meet our mission. Please use this form to email, mail or fax your donation. If you have any question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a member. You will gain additional knowledge, earn educational credits, gain recognition, and have a greater impact on the profession.
Work with us. Serve on of our committees. Make your thoughts and voice known in shaping the future.
Lead us. Serve on our Board, become an officer.