July 10th, 2024 – Two-for-One Care: The integration of Safe Patient Handling into Pressure Injury Preventative Care

[FREE for All] Presented and recorded live July 10th, 2024 from 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern


Professional collaboration has become key to successful patient care initiatives across practice settings. The relationship between safe patient handling professionals and wound care teams is more important than ever. This candid presentation uncovers ways patient care teams can work together to maximize mobility, worker safety and skin health.

Objectives – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel Support and the ASPHP.
  • Identify the relationship between the two associations/organizations.
  • Explore ways to strengthen the relationship between safe patient handling professionals and wound care professionals.

Meet the Speaker(s)

Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CBN, CSPHP
Susan Gallagher holds a PhD in Policy Ethics from the University of Southern California. Dr. Gallagher is certified in Bariatric Nursing and is a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional. She is formerly a Bariatric Surgery Senior Risk Analyst for Stevens and Lee Lawyers and Consultant. Dr. Gallagher has served as Associate Editor for Workplace Health and Safety (AAOHN) since 2018. She is the 2023-2024 Immediate Past President for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and served as program director for the ASPHP National SPHM Educational Event from 2020 to 2024. Dr. Gallagher is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters. She is currently executive program director for the National Bariatric Solutions Conference, an interactive, immersive, and interdisciplinary conference held each year in the Fall.

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr Black teaches for the University of Nebraska College of Nursing. She teaches undergraduate critical care and advanced pathophysiology to graduate nurse practioner, pharmay and physical therapy students. Dr Black is the current President of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. She is often credited with the discovery of Deep Tissue Pressure Injury.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.

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