Safe Patient Handling and Mobility – Transforming Clinical Practice
with Special Emphasis on Falls, Pressure Ulcers and Mobility

Pre-Conferences:  April 11, 2016
Main Conference: April 12-14, 2016
Post-Conference: April 15, 2016

Renaissance Hotel, Glendale, AZ

SPHM 2016 Agenda

Register Online   or call 813-558-3948

Special Conference Opportunities

Please participate in the nominations for several awards that are presented during the conference.  These awards are very special and acknowledge those that have achieved beyond the norm in Research, Best Practices and Advocacy efforts.

2016 Bernice Owen Award for Research

2016 Audrey Nelson Best Practices Award

2016 Advocacy Award

The ASPHP hopes to see you there.  We are a co-sponsor of the event again this year and participate in several ways:

  • Pre and Post conference education for novices:  “It Takes a Village to Implement a SPHM Program”
  • Main Conference session headed by Guy Fragala: SPHM Across the Continuum of Care
  • 2016 Advocacy Award
  • Annual Meeting of our membership Tuesday evening, April 12 with a reception for members and guests.  (White Paper discussion prior to Reception).

AOHP 2016 National Conference

September 7 – 10
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center

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2015 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility – Transforming Clinical Practice
Renaissance Hotel, Glendale, AZ

The Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference that was held from April 20 – 24th was a great success.  With an increase in attendance from last year and the addition of the Falls track, everyone commented that there was renewed energy and an excitement in the air.  The ASPHP was one of the conference Sponsors.

PreConference classroom

The ASPHP participated in a large way this year, offering a Novice track within the Pre and Post conference settings.  Our combined presentations were very well-received and we were pleased to offer those who attended a workbook that they could take with them back to their offices for practical use.  Eleven of our Board members and/or CSPHPs instructed one or more presentations.


The ASPHP Annual meeting was also held on the evening of April 21st.  The opening reception was great fun as many interested visitors joined us for conversation, light food and drink.  Later, forty-four members assembled to hear the Annual report, meet the new Board members and thank the outgoing Board members for their contribution to our organization.  It is always gratifying to meet together in a relaxed environment to share our SPHM stories, renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

Colin, Anthony WendyWe were also excited to have our own Colin Brigham receive the 2015 Advocacy Award at this year’s conference.  Colin’s list of accomplishments re: SPHM is very impressive – he has been working on promoting the science and practice since the early 90’s.  He is on top of all legislative activity throughout the country and will, for the second time, provide testimony on Capitol Hill in May.  We are so privileged to have Colin on our Board.  He is a trusted colleague and friend.  Congratulations Colin!!



ASPHP Webinars

“Bariatric SPHM, The Evidence”

May 11, 2016 2PM Eastern

Presented by: Susan Gallagher, PhD, MSN, MA, RN, CBN, HCRM, CSPHP

This course specifically addresses new evidence pertaining to the prevalence of obesity, economic and physical issues associated with manually handling, and solutions to some of the more common bariatric handling tasks.

Webinar Details

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

To participate in this event you’ll need to take the following two steps:


Register Here

STEP #2.   PAY FOR  THE EVENT HERE:  (Please note that additional discount is now being offered for purchase of 6 and 12 webinars.   Webinar Payment Schedule )

Webinar Payment Options

Full refunds will be provided to registered participants who cancel a minimum of 10 days prior to the scheduled session.  No refund is offered for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the session.

**Those who registered and paid for the webinar and are unable to attend will automatically receive the link to the recording of the webinar.  This recording will remain “live” for viewing for four days following the live event.

ASPHP Regional Networking Events

The Regional Networking Event to be held in Pensacola, Florida on October 26th had been canceled.

Please check back for 2016 event announcements.


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Our Regional Events 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 events 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.

Additional Educational Opportunities

AORN Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit

SPH course provides 1.8 contact hours.

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The ASPHP Acknowledges