The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and its Board of Directors are saddened by the passing of Tom Waters. Tom was a dedicated and tireless leader in the field of safe patient handling. Through his work and passion for helping others, he made a valuable impact in the lives of those providing care by promoting use of equipment and implementation of safety practices. Tom will be missed.
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Although we are called the Association of Safe “Patient” Handling Professionals, we recognize that circumstances and locations in which care is given may vary. Whether we care for patients, residents, clients, loved ones or any other persons, we all have a common safety goal; to improve the safety of both the caregiver and those they serve. Many of the suggestions, recommendations, papers, discussions, etc. on this website will use the term “patient”, but one can easily apply these ideas and practices to all people who need assistance while being moved. The ASPHP invites all caregivers to join us as we advance the safety goals for the industry.
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