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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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December 2018 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN

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November 2018 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN November 2018 Guest Column Integrating SPHM principles into Curriculum for DPT Students At Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Doctor of Physical Therapy students begin the journey to become users, teachers, and advocates for Safe Patient Handling Mobility Principles and equipment. Beginning in the first year of the […]

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October 2018 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN October 2018 Guest Column YOUR ASPHP! Any organization or association is only as effective as the sum of its’ parts; and the members are the parts that make it whole. We know that the ASPHP is the industry “go-to” for safe patient handling and mobility questions and information and […]

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ASPHP Newsletter- Special Conference Edition

ASPHP Newsletter- Special Conference Edition. Format: PDF Download Newsletter [pdf]

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September 2018 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN September 2018 Guest Column No Space? No Problem! Mobile Training Unit for Safe Patient Handling Education and Training to the Rescue! Asha Roy, OTD, OTR/L, CSPHP, CWcHP, CEHSP, CEAS II, AOEAS, CBIMS, CAIS, CORT, CSHRM; Clinical Injury Specialist, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, Northwell Health, New York Ruth Neuman, […]

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August 2018 Member Newsletter

Editor: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN August 2018 Guest Column Going Home Each month, our newsletter gives you information on safe patient handling practices, regulations, and standards on safe patient handling and mobility in the interest to reduce risk to our caregivers, as well as injury to our patients. As a volunteer emergency medical technician […]

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July 2018 Member Newsletter

New guide complements ANA national standards on SPHM Addressing a pressing need to improve health care worker safety, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released its groundbreaking Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards in June. Since the launch, hospitals and other health care facilities have purchased thousands of copies. Additionally, more than 1,000 nurses, […]

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June 2018 Member Newsletter

June 2018 Guest Column Refresh Your SPHM Program with Health & Benefits Data Will Link Your Program to a Culture of Health Vicki Missar, Associate Director, Aon In reviewing various programs and practices in the field of safe patient handling I was curious to understand what metrics were being recommended to identify risk. A cursory […]

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