ASPHP Webinars

An Integrated Approach to Moving and Handling Patients with Behavioral Concerns

September 13, 2017 2pm Eastern
Presented by: Nancy McGann

Caregivers struggle to provide adequate care while preventing harm to themselves and their patients with combative behaviors.  Many patient handling injuries occur when moving this complex patient group.  Prevention requires the combination of behavioral, pharmaceutical, restraint, and ergonomic interventions.  A true melding of strategies must occur to best protect our patients and caregivers during these complex and emotionally charged situations.  A Behavioral Continuum was developed to guide bedside caregivers through this complex challenge.  This tool allows informed decision making on when to move a patient, when to attempt de-escalation, and when to get the assistance from other professionals.  This session gives an overview of this continuum, some basic strategies for de-escalation and how to use SPHM technology differently with this population.

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

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ASPHP Regional Conferences

ASPHP Regional Conference Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Integrated Center for Education
La Crosse, WI

Click here for more information.
Booth space SOLD OUT.

Our Regional Conferences are proving to be very successful.  It seems that each event we hold teaches us more about the successes that are realized in pursuit of safe patient handling practices and the need for information and practical education that remains.  We also have learned that the regional conferences are appreciated for their easy access and valuable contacts that can be made in addition to the fine quality of the presentations.  And, for the same reasons, the exhibitors are happy to attend these events as well – making it a win-win situation for everyone.

SPHM Events

Safe Patient Handling Summit 2017
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE for more information (including the complete 2017 summit agenda).

Additional Educational Opportunities

Nationwide Safe + Sound Week event being held June 12-18 to promote safety and health programs
OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health a have announced June 12-18 as Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving the bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program–management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards. Visit the Safe + Sound Week webpage to sign-up for email updates on the event.

2nd National Bariatric SPHM Conference
Sept 14-15, 2017
Austin, TX

2018 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Falls Conference
April 16-20, 2018
Orlando, FL

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.

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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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