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July 14, 2021 – What’s New in SPHM: A look at current research

Presented live July 14th, 2021 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern


Staying informed about current trends in research related to SPHM can be challenging for SPHM professional. Many SPHM professionals do not have access to peer review publications and/or the time to conduct literature reviews.

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of research published in the last past 3 -5 years related to SPHM. Research findings and implications for practice will be discussed with the goal of assisting SPHM professionals to stay knowledgeable about important topics related to SPHM.

Topics will include:

  • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare worker safety and implications for SPHM
  • Patient handling related injuries and the role of psychosocial risk factors
  • Barriers to use of SPHM equipment and sustaining SPHM programs
  • Linking SPHM and patient outcomes
  • The use of exoskeletons and patient handling
  • What’s coming related to revised SPHM related standards


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

  • Identify current evidence to support the positive impact of SPHM on patient outcomes
  • Identify current evidence that defines barriers to use of SPHM technology
  • Identify new SPHM standards and guidelines

Meet the Speaker

Lynda Enos, RN, BSN, MS, COHN-S, CPE

Ms. Enos is a certified occupational health nurse and certified professional ergonomist with over 30 years of work and consulting experience in industrial and health care ergonomics. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing and a graduate degree in human factors/ergonomics from the University of Idaho.

Ms. Enos has worked with over 200 companies nationwide to develop and facilitate ergonomics and safety programs. Work experience includes consultation in safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) and ergonomics for over 40 hospital systems, clinics, assisted living facilities, and home health and hospice services in the United States. Assistance includes development, facilitation, and evaluation of SPHM programs for up to 6 years per facility.

Since 2011, in the role of clinical consultant, Ms. Enos has assisted a large teaching hospital in Oregon to develop, and maintain a comprehensive SPH program, assist to address ergonomics related issues system wide, and provide clinical coaching and problem solving at the bedside to help nursing and other staff address patient mobility challenges.

Ms. Enos co-authored the Federal OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (2003), and she was a contributor the American Nurses Association (ANA) Interdisciplinary Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Standards 2013 and revised standards to be published in 2021.

She is also a American National Standards Institute (ANSI) representative member of the ISO/TC 173/WG 13 committee for the revision of ISO standard 10535:2006 Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons — Requirements and test methods to be published in 2021.

Ms. Enos is a director for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) and current member of the NIOSH NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council.

Ms. Enos was the recipient of the 2017 Advocacy Award for Safe Patient Handling awarded by the Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation and the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP).



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

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