Making SPHM Programs Stick: Tips for Sustainable Success
By Margaret Arnold PT, CEES, CSPHP
Recorded on June 13, 2018
Many facilities struggle with sustainability of their SPHM programs. This presentation will review the important elements of a safe patient handling and mobility program that help to achieve sustainability. These will include practical examples that learners can use immediately, including scripting suggestions, organizational charts to help centralize systems into the facility operations, and transfer ownership of the program from a champion-driven program to a facility-driven program.
- Identify 3 strategies to help integrate SPHM programs into the culture of the organization
- Describe the difference between SPHM training and competency
- Discuss ways to achieve accountability with SPHM
Meet the Speaker
Margaret is a certified ergonomics evaluation specialist and a certified Safe Patient Handling Professional. She has over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist and practices as a full time safe patient handling and early mobility consultant for her company, inspire Outcomes LLC, as well as CEO of EarlyMobility.com. Margaret developed and is site administrator for the website EarlyMobility.com and is very active in integrating the fields of SPHM and Early and progressive Mobility. As SPHM champion for almost 10 years, Margaret oversaw injury reduction of over 95%, which has been sustained for 12 years. Margaret has published more than 10 articles on safe patient handling and early mobility. She is on the board of directors of the American Safe Patient Handling Association, she is Editorial advisor for early mobility section of the International Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, and she has spoken both nationally and Internationally, including a TED talk, on SPHM and Early Mobility. Margaret is passionate about making a difference in peoples’ lives, both patient and caregiver.
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