ASPHP Webinars

How to maximize the partnership between SPHM coordinators and equipment manufacturers

January 11, 2017 2pm Eastern

Presented by: Patricia Wawzyniecki, MS, CSPHP

A partnership exists between healthcare organizations and patient-handling technology manufacturers. This webinar will explore factors to help foster a productive relationship and learning for both parties. Insights from manufacturer’s representatives and SPHM coordinators will be shared. Topics will include: “ground rules” for effective collaboration, the safety and program goals as viewed by both partners and “down-to-earth” advice for insuring a successful, long-term association. Best practices for employee SPHM training and education will be reviewed and regulations and clinical compliance requirements affecting clinical product sales. Financial implications from both perspectives will be presented.

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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

Upcoming Conferences:

Friday, June 9, 2017
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, NE

Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Integrated Center for Education
LaCrosse, WI

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

2017 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility /Falls Conference
April 10-14, 2017 Renaissance Hotel, Glendale, AZ

Description: This conference will provide participants with cutting edge research, best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and patient fall and fall injury prevention. This conference includes diverse learning opportunities, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, “hands on” practice sessions, and a large exhibit hall with new and emerging technologies. Innovations will be presented addressing such topics as safety legislation, practice tips, technology solutions, effective training techniques, successful organizational strategies, and building a business case.

Audience: This conference is designed to meet the needs of direct health care providers, managers, administrators, risk managers, educators, industrial hygienists/safety professionals, and researchers of any discipline who are interested in advancing safety for patients and caregivers. To meet the needs of a diverse audience, focused tracks have been established for: Special Topics in SPHM; SPHM in Special Settings and Populations; Program Implementation and Sustainability; Falls, Pressure Ulcers and Mobility; Special Novice Track.

Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to: 1. Evaluate technological solutions for safe patient handling and falls management. 2. Differentiate ergonomic hazards across patient care settings. 3. Apply best practices for reducing patient handling risks to caregivers. 4. Incorporate best practice for the use of SPHM technologies into rehabilitation strategies to improve function and reduce patient adverse events associated with immobility. 5. Differentiate fall prevention from fall protection. 6. Examine the state of science related to patient falls. 7. Segment vulnerable populations at greatest risk for injury.

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Additional Educational Opportunities

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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