“New SPHM App and Algorithms from VHA”
June 8, 2016 2PM Eastern
Presented by: Marie Martin, Ph.D and Kurk A. Rogers RN,BSN,CNOR,MBA/TM,CDR,NC,USN,(RET)
VHA redeveloped its SPHM algorithms in 2014 in order to include them in a new SPHM app. Changes to the algorithms will be discussed, and the app will be introduced. The app will be available to the public on the VA App Store and is also expected to be released through Apple and Android app stores.
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September 7 – 10
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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.
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.
We 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!!
The Regional Networking Event to be held in Pensacola, Florida on October 26th had been canceled.
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