ASPHP Webinar

Moving the Heart of the Frontline – Building a Case for SPHM Sustainability

March 13th, 2019 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern
Presented by:
Rhonda Turner, RN, MSN-LD, CSPHA

This webinar will dive into how to bring the vision of an engaged comprehensive SPHM program to a reality. With the many competition priorities that impact care, we must intertwine best practices within the natural workflow of the caregiver supported by the c-suite. Moving the heart of the frontline takes commitment and innovation at every level. You will have the opportunity to explore creative skills fairs and learning labs to support injury prevention, fall prevention, and all that is encompassed under  the umbrella of the culture of safety.

webinar details

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

Non-Member Registration

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Once the payment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with link to register to the webinar.

You must register to be able to access to the webinar. 

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Upcoming ASPHP Webinars

March 13, 2019– Moving the Heart of the Frontline- Building a Case for SPHM Sustainability
Presented by: Rhonda Turner MSN, RN CSPHA, NOCO Quality Improvement Specialist, Banner Health


ASPHP Regional Conferences

Mark your calendars now! Movement Matters has been rescheduled from December 8th, 2018  to Saturday April 13th, 2019
at the McConnell Heart Health Center
3773 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Registration is now open
Movement Matters
Apply neuroplasticity and exercise dosing principles for your most challenging patients, and enhance functional independence outcomes with creative and innovative treatment interventions while promoting safety for both the patient and therapist with Safe Patient Mobility Equipment.

McConnell Heart Health Center, Columbus, OH

Get your patients doing more – Early mobility, fall prevention, neuroplasticity, bariatrics, appropriate dosing of therapeutic inter-ventions and more! This one-day course will allow you to explore how equipment can be utilized to truly apply high repetitions, salient activities, engagement, aerobic exercise, error-allowance during rehabilitation activities, all without the fear of patient or therapist injury. Through a mix of didactic presentation, facilitated group discussion, and hands-on learning opportunities, par¬ticipants will identify safe patient handling solutions to challenging cases using a spectrum of equipment and devices across the continuum of care. Additional content will explore the process of obtaining equipment in your facility, and the therapist’s role in safe patient handling programs.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Appraise current therapy practice related to current evidence for repetition, intensity, saliency and task-specific, goal-oriented interventions.
2. Correctly Identify at least 2 limitations of manual handling techniques for therapeutic interventions that would be overcome with safe patient mobility equipment
3. Integrate SPHM equipment into 3 treatment interventions in a
simulated patient case
4. Provide justification for procuring safe patient mobility equipment to administrators

Continued Education Credit
This course will offer PT/OT and Nursing Credit

For more information or register, click here. 

Exhibit Opportunity – download exhibit registration form.
Booth space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send in your exhibit registration as soon as possible. 

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Awareness Week

SPHM Conference 2019

Registration is Open for SPHM Conference 2019!

As there have been so many requests to register for the 2019 Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Conference, March 4-8, 2019 at Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fl., we decided to open registration early. This year’s event is shaping up to be the most exciting conference yet. Our featured presenter lineup and vendors are busy preparing for this dynamic five-day event that promises to be as fun as it is informative.  

For additional information please contact

Click here to register.

AON Benchmarking Survey

AON Benchmarking Survey

Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer Actuarial Analysis, November 2018

The fourth edition of Aon’s biennial Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer report, which explores trends in frequency, severity and overall loss rates related to workers’ compensation in the health care industry.

This study is designed with health care risk managers in mind, to enable them to measure, maintain and reduce their workers compensation exposure, “measure” themselves against their peers, “maintain” standards of practice and safety levels, and “reduce” their overall cost of risk. Because of the unique demographic of hospitals, a benchmark that enables risk managers to compare to their health care peers is valuable for controlling the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events.

For more information, click here.

 Submission Instructions

Participant Survey

Other Learning Opportunity and Event

Other Learning Opportunity and Event 

19th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference

Realizing Your Passions in Research, Education and Innovation to Achieve Excellence in Staff and Patient Safety and Outcomes

March 4-8, 2019
Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL


Abstracts should align with the Conference Description and Objectives, and provide participants with innovative and evidence-based practices related to safe mobility including technologies and programs for safety lifting, transferring and repositioning, early mobility in critical care, progressive mobility in long term care, maintaining mobility across care settings including the home, and the prevention of adverse events associated with immobility, such as falls, fall-related injuries, and pressure ulcers.

Conference Description:

This conference will provide participants with the knowledge and skills for making healthcare safer for all healthcare workers and patients. The ultimate goal is for safe mobility in all health care settings through technology and programmatic innovations. Participants will be exposed to cutting edge research, best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and adverse events from immobility. This conference includes diverse learning opportunities, including plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops, case-based learning strategies, and a large exhibit hall that allows for interactions with vendors and opportunities for hands-on use of equipment.

Target Audience:

This conference is designed for direct health care providers (nurses, physicians, and physical, occupational, and recreational therapists), mobility program coordinators, clinical managers, risk manager, educators in professional and technical programs, industrial hygienists/safety professionals, ergonomists, insurance providers, and researchers of any discipline who are interested in safe mobility for patients and caregivers.

Conference Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply research and clinical evidence to build programs that promote function and quality of life for patients and safety for caregivers in all healthcare settings.
  2. Evaluate technology and programmatic solutions for promoting mobility that is safe for patients and caregivers in all healthcare settings.
  3. Incorporate best practices, clinical expertise and patient preferences to improve function and prevent patient adverse events associated with immobility
  4. Evaluate the state of science related to fall prevention, fall-injury prevention and mobility programs.

For more information, please click here.

1st International Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Conference and Expo
September 4-7, 2018
Atlanta, GA

AORN Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit

SPH course provides 1.8 contact hours.

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Journey towards a National Coding Standard for Patient Handling Injuries

The webinar provides insight into the journey and development of a national standard for Patient Handling Injury coding.  The standardized coding once implemented universally, will provide a mechanism to measure and benchmark injuries and fully support further prevention and research.

Link to the recorded webinar:



Vicki Missar, MS, CPE, CSPHP, CHSP, SSBB,

Associate Director, AON

Vicki is a thought leader who provides solutions for over 800 Aon Health Care clients across the United States. This includes developing strategies that address the total cost of risk and clinical integration of casualty, medical malpractice, and general liability programs.  Vicki is on the board of directors for the Association of Safe Patient Handling where she supports members and develops outreach programs, best practices and certification standards.  As a board certified ergonomist, Vicki integrates biomechanics and muscle movement patterns into programs.  Vicki has developed Aon’s Ageonomics ™ practice that creates integrated solutions for aging health care workers. Vicki is a guest lecturer for the Harvard School of Public Health’s Integrated Health, Safety and Wellness course that teaches students about the merits of integrating these traditionally siloed programs for improved workforce population health.

Candy Raphan, RN, BSN, ARNP, MOAM

Regional Vice President, Client Services, Broadspire

Candy brings a varied background of clinical, managed care and health industry related experience.  She is a Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in family practice, Candy holds a bachelor’s degree and advanced practice certificates in nursing from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. As a VP for Client Services, she leverages her clinical background to supports innovative clinical programs and develops strategies that address the total cost of risk for causality and non-occupational disability programs. Candy is also a board member of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Therapy Dog International.

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