ASPHP Webinars

Aon Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer

February 8, 2017 2pm Eastern

Presented by: Virginia Jones, FCAS, MAAA

The 3rd edition of the Aon Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer was published in September 2016.  This study analyzed workers compensation losses from 52 health care systems across the country with the purpose of studying workers compensation cost trends within the industry.  This webinar will detail the benchmarking process and the evolution of the barometer study to what it is today with a focus on the patient and employee safety culture within the health system.

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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

Friday, May 19, 2017 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Regina M. McGinn, MD Educational Center
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Keynote: Mary W. Matz, MSPH, CPE, CSPHP – Evaluation of ‘Best Practices’ in Safe Patient Handling -Translating Research into Practice
Mary Matz is a board certified professional ergonomist and an internationally recognized expert in patient care ergonomics. For over 15 years, Ms. Matz researched, developed, implemented, and sustained the Veterans Health Administration’s national Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program in 153 facilities, bringing national and international recognition to the VHA Program. Her expertise and tenacity led to the development of national safe patient handling building design criteria. Ms. Matz is involved in many leadership positions. She currently is a board member of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and the International Panel on Patient Handling Ergonomics. She was chair of the American Nurses Association task force that developed the National Safe Patient Handling Standards. She currently provides safe patient handling consultation and training related to equipment and building design requirements in addition to program implementation and maintenance.

Effective Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Programs have been proven to significantly reduce healthcare worker injuries and improve patient outcomes. New York’s Safe Patient Handling Law requires all New York State hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities to develop a comprehensive Safe Patient Handling and Mobility programs by 2017.

This networking event will provide you presentations across the continuum of care, plus Safe Patient Handling Program development, implementation and ongoing sustainability. This will be a very practical, solutions-focused event with a variety of expert speakers and hands-on learning sessions.

Early Bird Pricing: Members $125; Non-Members $150

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Friday, Jun 9, 2017
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, NE

Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Integrated Center for Education
La Crosse, 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.

For More Information Please Contact:
Valerie Kelleher |


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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