Long Term Care Interest Group

Welcome to the Long Term Care Interest Group page.  We hope you will find the information located here informative and useful.  Please check back routinely for new postings. 

The ASPHP is always thinking “advocacy” and how we can market the necessity of the development, installation and maintenance of a sound safe patient handling and mobility program.  To assist in spreading the “message” in the long term care market, ASPHP Board representatives and members worked together to develop a SPHM in LTC poster.  Below, you will find a pdf of this poster for your utilization.  Please copy and produce the poster for your use.

LTC Poster

OSHA Instruction, National Emphasis Program (NEP), which became effective 4.5.14, sets forth policy and procedures for targeting and conducting programmed inspections of nursing and residential care facilities.

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Guidelines for Nursing Homes
OSHA 3182-3R  2009

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Below find helpful tools found in the Patient Handling and Movement Assessments:  A White Paper issued by the Facility Guidelines Institute, April 2010:

Types of SPHM Equipment

Sling Selection Chart

Ceiling Lift Coverage

Number of Floor Based Lifts

Design Layout Considerations for Ceiling-Overhead Lift Track

In its interest in reaching out to Long Term Care facilities, the ASPHP Long Term Care committee has developed a brochure that introduces the science and practice of safe patient handling and mobility.

View Brochure Inside

View Brochure Outside

The LTC committee has also devised a Self-Assessment tool.

Self Assessment Tool

OSHA has released its Safe Patient Handling Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes brochure

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The FDA Patient Lift Safety Interactive Guide is available for your use

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Articles of Interest

A Nelson – Strengthening your evidence base knowledge Patient Handling Fact vs Fiction

Patient Handling Fact vs Fiction