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Membership Meeting & Networking Reception

The ASPHP cordially invites all members and prospective members to join us for our Annual Meeting, which will be held during the 2023 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event in Glendale, AZ.

Come network with fellow association members, clinicians, administrators, sponsors and board members. Learn more about the present and future of the association and our efforts to improve safety for caregivers!

We hope to see you there!

National Event Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor and Exhibit Registration is open!

The ASPHP National SPHM Education Event is an unparalleled and highly respected occasion—one that can offer your organization meaningful ways to engage with decision makers, build brand awareness, and launch new products to the industry.  Visibility at the ASPHP National Event will provide a platform for networking, marketing, and lead-generation opportunities.   We are anticipating an enthusiastic attendee return to the 2023 in-person event in sunny Glendale, Arizona, with significant sponsor and exhibitor exposure!  Our hands-on sessions will allow attendees to engage with you and your products as they problem-solve their way through various clinical scenarios. 

For complete details on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, download our Exhibit Prospectus and Exhibit Registration form.  Sponsor opportunities and booth spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.  Sign-up now!

Contact Annie Wiest at awiest@asphp.org for more information. 

Teresa Boynton-NBCOT Award

Feb 2021

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Announces Recipients for the First-Ever Innovation Award
Congratulations to Teresa Boynton, recipient of the NBCOT Innovation Award!

NBCOT launched the Innovation and Impact Awards in 2020 to publicly recognize the exceptional work Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) certificants do in their daily practice. The NBCOT Innovation Award recognizes OTRs or COTAs who demonstrate the delivery of an evidence-based, effective, and innovative program or intervention that enhances the quality of life for a person or persons.

Teresa Boynton, MS, OTR, CSPHP is currently an independent clinical consultant. She previously worked for Hill-Rom assisting healthcare facilities to build and sustain safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) programs with a focus on effective education and training, protecting patients by mobilizing early and often, and improving efficiency and patient outcomes while increasing caregiver safety using a standardized assessment linked to SPHM interventions.

Prior to this, Teresa worked for Banner Health for over 26 years where she was focused on preventing caregiver injuries and implementing a standardized SPHM and fall prevention program system-wide. In 2003 she began work on what eventually became the “Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool.”  Based on feedback received over the past 5+ years, she developed Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) 2.0 and published an article on it in the July 2020 American Nurses Association (ANA) American Nurse Journal.

She was recently notified that she received a 2020 “Innovation Award” from NBCOT for her work on developing and implementing the BMAT linked to SPHM and fall prevention programs. Teresa is a longtime member of ASPHP and works on the Certification and Exam Committees.

2023 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event

Register Now!

Visit our event official site for more information. See you at 2023 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event at the Renaissance, Glendale AZ, March 20 – 23, 2023!

Need approval for funding? ASPHP can help. Use this “Funding Request Justification Letter” template to send your request.

Call for Poster Abstracts

Submission Deadline:  October 26, 2022
Author Notification by December 31, 2022

Download Poster Abstract Submission here.

National Event Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities is now open. Click here to learn more.

SPHM COVID-19 webinar series

The all-new SPHM COVID-19 Webinar Series, featuring discussion by clinical, organizational, and financial experts. (FREE for ASPHP members. FREE until December 31, 2020 for non-members.)

– Learn how to integrate SPHM into a safe, quality, financially-sound response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the plan of care.

Recorded Webinar: SPHM in the COVID – 19 Pandemic – One

Overview:
This webinar addresses organizational and clinical SPHM implications in the current COVID – 19 global pandemic. A panel of experts will discuss specific ways to perform patient handling tasks such as pronation and other handling activities, mobility and infectious patient, and communication strategies necessary to keep workers and patients/residents safe as we navigate the current situation.

Objectives:
1. Describe risk management challenges inherent in caring for the critically ill patient who has COVID – 19
2. Explore resources available to perform SPHM tasks specific to the patient who has ARDS as a consequence of COVID – 19
3. Explain steps to adapt mobility practices to the patient hospitalized with COVID – 19

Moderator: Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CSPHP
Panelists:
Edward Hall, MS, CSP, CSPHP
Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHP
Asha Roy, OTD, OTR/L, CSPHP, CWcHP, CEAS II, AOEAS, PMEC, LSSWB, CMS, CCIM, CTS; Program Manager, SPHM
Rhonda Turner, MSN, RN, CSPHA

Click here to sign up to the webinar.

 

Recorded Webinar: SPHM in the COVID – 19 Pandemic – Two

Overview:
This webinar addresses organizational and clinical SPHM implications in the current COVID – 19 global pandemic. A panel of experts will discuss specific ways to perform patient handling tasks such as pronation and other handling activities, mobility and infectious patient, and communication strategies necessary to keep workers and patients/residents safe as we navigate the current situation.

Objectives:

  1. Describe risk management challenges inherent in caring for the critically ill patient who has COVID – 19
  2. Explore resources available to perform SPHM tasks specific to the patient who has ARDS as a consequence of COVID – 19
  3. Explain steps to adapt mobility practices to the patient hospitalized with COVID – 19

Moderator: Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CSPHP
Panelists:
Robert Masterman, MSPT, CSPHC
Tricia Jaworski, OTR/L, CSPHP
Susan Salsbury, BS, OTR/L CDMS, CSPHP

Click here to sign up to the webinar.

Vendor Resource

A Vendor Resource highlighting how equipment and technology can safely support patient handling and mobility activities.

ASPHP’s corporate sponsors have created a variety of tools and other resources that promote safety to protect clinicians and patients during COVID-19. View the Vendor Page to review dozens of SPHM innovations to manage specific elements of care.

Tollos, Inc.
Tollos, Inc.  specifically set up a webpage for COVID-19 products. It highlights their single-patient-use slings, SPU positioning/transfer devices, and their new product: the SteadyStand IV Pole… which they created in response to customer requests during this pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Hovertech International
The video was created by a VA SPHM Team using two HoverMatt SPUs to prone a patient.

https://youtu.be/5nXzhsEv3h4

Arjo Inc
Arjo proudly offers both automated and manual proning solutions that keep pressure injury prevention in mind.

Module 1: Automated Proning

Automated proning using the RotoProne® Therapy System

Module 2: Device-assisted Manual Proning


Module 3: ICU Mobility & Rehabilitation

Stay up-to-date with the latest from Arjo by visiting our COVID-19 Resource Center: https://www.arjo.com/en-us/resource-center/

Hillrom Inc.
Hillrom® Safe Patient Handling has developing a proning technique utilizing either an overhead or mobile lift and the MultiStrap® Lifting Aid. This proning technique requires only 3 caregivers, reducing PPE needs and human resources. It also allows for a controlled descent, which is difficult to attain in manual proning or with other methods. You can view a video of this process here: https://youtu.be/gniNns_6C2Q

They have also collected all of their COVID-19 resources in one easy location for caregivers: https://www.hillrom.com/en-us/covid-19-resource-center/

Guldmann Inc.

This e-book contains photos and videos of Guldmann solutions for Safe Patient Handling Mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.flipsnack.com/guldmann/safety-tools-for-infection-control-with-videos/full-view.html

Wy’East Medical
Whitney Safety Platform Walker – YouTube

This video is about the WyEast Whitney Safety Platform Walker.

Pink Slip ED Patient Proning – YouTube

How to safely prone a patient. Avoid unsafe manual lifting, reduce the number of caregivers needed and be SAFE using the Pink Slip.

Supine to Prone – YouTube

The best sleeping position for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica – Tips from a physical therapist – Duration: 12:15. Tone and Tighten 2,520,620 views 

Medline Industries
Toolkit: prone positioning guidelines, and best practice videos for safe patient handling. Below are links to each of the videos and the guidelines.

  1. Module 1: Best Practices for Safe Patient Handling (https://vimeo.com/106935163)
  2. Module 2: Seven Principles of Safe Patient Handling (https://vimeo.com/106935164)
  3. Module 3: Maintenance Safety Checks (https://vimeo.com/106935167)
  4. Module 4: Sling Selection and Type (https://vimeo.com/106935169)
  5. Module 5: Patient Lifting Techniques (https://vimeo.com/106964013)

Prone Positioning Step-by-Step Guide: 1 Comfort Glide Sheet

Prone Positioning Step-by-Step Guide: 2 Comfort Glide Sheets

Jamar Health Products, Inc.
Proning/supine positioning using PATRAN slide sheets videos.


Safety National

Tips to Maintain and Disinfect Safe Patient Handling Equipment During COVID-19

Click here to download.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Information provided by the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) regarding the Resources for COVID-19 Toolkit webpage on asphp.org is for general informational purposes only. All information on this webpage is provided in good faith; however, ASPHP does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. The information displayed on the Resources for COVID-19 Toolkit webpage does not constitute endorsement by ASPHP. Any action you take upon this information will be at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any losses or damages of any kind in connection with the use of this webpage.

 

 

Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer Report

The fourth edition of Aon’s biennial Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer report, which explores trends in frequency, severity and overall loss rates related to workers’ compensation in the health care industry.

This study is designed with health care risk managers in mind, to enable them to measure, maintain and reduce their workers compensation exposure, “measure” themselves against their peers, “maintain” standards of practice and safety levels, and “reduce” their overall cost of risk. Because of the unique demographic of hospitals, a benchmark that enables risk managers to compare to their health care peers is valuable for controlling the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events.

Download the 2018 Health Care Workers’ Compensation Barometer Report-Executive Summary (PDF)