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October 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN October 2019 Guest Column Employee Engagement: The Key to Safe Patient Handling Program Promotion and Culture Change Asha Roy, OTD, OTR/L, CSPHP, CWcHP, CEAS II, AOEAS, PMEC, LSSWBProgram Manager, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, Workforce Safety, Northwell Health, NY Employee engagement is a concrete strength that grounds and unites […]

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September 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN September 2019 Guest Column “Take it Outside!” Innovative and Creative uses of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility technologies beyond the traditional in-patient transfer uses of lift devices By Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHPCEO, EarlyMobility.com Imagine the possibilities for people with impaired mobility to experience the richness that comes with […]

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ASPHP SPHM Advocacy Award

ASPHP 2020 SPHM Advocacy Award The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated efforts and/or results to promote universal safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM). Someone who has  made a meaningful impact in a short time through dedicated service and results, or one who has striven diligently for years to […]

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August 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN August 2019 Guest Column Caregiver Fatigue: We Need a New Model for Recovery By Vicki J. MissarAssociate Director, Aon This month the CrossFit Games produced its first three time winner, Tia-Clair Toomey. She won the title of Fittest on Earth in 2017, 2018 and now 2019. A remarkable feat. […]

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July 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN July 2019 Guest Column Home Healthcare Resources Available ~ More Advocacy & Outreach Needed Patti Wawzyniecki, MS, CSPHP Situation and BackgroundI recently listened to a group of homecare workers explain their patient handling challenges for their home-bound clients with environmental, organizational and equipment factors. Lack of inventory, old lifts […]

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June 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN June 2019 Guest Column Safety Index Breaks Out Injury Costs by theHealthcare Industry Segment for the First Time Richard Schleckser, MS, NEBOSH, ARM, CMIOSH, CSPHP The Liberty Mutual Safety Index has been published for many years and is often cited by researchers and academics when referencing the annual cost […]

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May 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN May 2019 Guest Column Rethinking Safe Patient Handling and MobilityA Basic Historical Review & All-New Project Susan Gallagher, PhD, RN, CSPHP As a result of hard work done by the 2018 – 2019 Executive Board, ASPHP is experiencing rapid and exciting growth. One opportunity has been to align ASPHP […]

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April 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN April 2019 Guest Column Musculoskeletal Challenges of Informal Caregivers in the Home By Kelsey McCoskey, OTR/L, CPE, CSPHP At some point in our lives, we are likely to either be an informal caregiver of a loved one or be the recipient of care from a loved one. Many of […]

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February 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Patti Wawzyniecki February 2019 Guest Column AORN’s Updated Guideline for Safe Patient Handling and Movement: 7 Ergonomic Tools for Safe Patient Handling and Movement Health care organizations should provide the number of team members and assistive devices needed to safely move, position, or prep patients based on the algorithms in seven ergonomic tools recommended […]

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January 2019 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN January 2019 Guest Column SPHM Resources for Education, Training, and Maintaining CompetencyBy Renee Neidhardt, MSN, RN-BC Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM) programs can benefit from identifying methods of improving the transfer of knowledge through education, training, and maintaining competency to promote successful SPHM program implementation and sustainment. Resources: […]

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