March 29, 2022

May 4, 2022 – Professional SPHM Certification: Taking the Next Step

Presented live May 4th, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview Are you interested in becoming certified in SPHM and looking for assistance navigating the process and completing your application? Are you certified already, but have questions about what you need to maintain your certification. Do you have questions about the CSPHC and CSPHP […]

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March 28, 2022

April 13, 2022 – Highlights from the “2022 ASPHP National SPHM Virtual Event”

Presented live April 13th, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview This webinar provides the most up-to-date science and patient handling tips presented at the 2022 ASPHP National SPHM Virtual Education Event held on March 9, 2022. If you couldn’t attend the Event this is the webinar for you! Objectives – After this session, […]

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February 27, 2022

March 16, 2022 – Forget Me Not: Safe patient handling in decedent care areas

Presented live March 16, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview Healthcare workers have a duty to provide safe, respectful care for all patients in all care settings and the application of safe patient handling (SPH) principles does not end when patients pass away. The morgue and autopsy suite have unique SPH considerations. In […]

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January 20, 2022

February 9, 2022 – The Reality of SPHM Policies & Programs Across U.S. Hospitals

Presented live February 9th, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview This presentation will review SPHM activity & injury data collected using a series of face-to-face interviews with 1,328 hospital nurses across 49 hospitals between 2015 and 2017. Knowledge and application of SPHM policies were also reviewed. Attendees will learn the benefits and application […]

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December 24, 2021

January 19, 2022 – Safe Patient Handling Approach to Falls – Encouraging team member safety in response to complex patient handling tasks

Presented live January 19th, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview Patient falls and patient handling injuries are widely researched topics and challenges faced globally in healthcare. In response to an increase in falls among patients, an interdisciplinary team with administrative support, created and implemented a response activation to falls. With the integration of […]

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January 12, 2022 – Innovation and Strategies for SPHM Training

Presented live January 12th, 2022 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview VA ran multiple training and innovation events during the pandemic that would have ordinarily been done in person and hands on. We used a variety of methods ranging from pre-recorded video scenarios to a version with hands-on homework and a version with a […]

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November 17, 2021

December 8, 2021 – In Step with Our Patient: Our Continued Quest to Keep Patients Active and Safe

Presented live December 8th, 2021 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview Hospitalized patients admitted to non-ICU settings are at risk for hospital-acquired physical impairments affecting their activities of daily living. Evidence suggests that applying structured quality improvement strategies help improve patient mobility scores and make a difference in patient length of stay, re-admission, transfers […]

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September 30, 2021

November 17, 2021 – Not All Air Friction Reduction Devices are Created Equal: The process we went through to select a product for our Health System.

Presented live November 17th, 2021 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview Our Health System needed a new Friction Reduction Device (FRD) to reduce team member injuries and to mobilize patients in bed with 2 caregivers. Our goal was to find an air FRD (AFRD) that could stay under patients and keep our team members […]

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September 29, 2021

November 10, 2021 – SPHM in Clinic and Ambulatory Care

Presented live November 10th, 2021 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview This presentation will identify the unique challenges for healthcare workers in ambulatory care settings related to adhering to Safe Patient Handling & Mobility (SPHM) practices. Many times awareness and access to resources may be different than hospital based SPHM Programming, this presentation will […]

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September 24, 2021

October 27, 2021 – Advancing a Culture of Safety with the Use of Air-Assistive Technologies to Reduce Patient Handling Injuries

Presented live October 27th, 2021 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern Overview This presentation will describe one med/surg unit’s path to advancing a culture of safety and a reduction in staff injuries with the use of air-assistive lateral transfer devices (AALTD). Based on best-practices and staff input regarding barriers to usage, a PDSA Model was […]

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