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 Role of Nursing Delegation in SPHM
August 12, 2015 2PM Eastern
Presented by: Lena Deter, MPH, RN, CSPHP, LTC-SSC
What is the nurse’s role and responsibility in SPHM? Does it begin and end with assessment? Does it continue onto the determination of the SPHM technology (equipment, sling and other items) needed to appropriately and safely care for a healthcare recipient and/or the determination of the number of staff needed to provide safe care? Where does legal accountability begin and end? What role does delegation play in all of this? Understanding the role of delegation in SPHM will assist the nurse in answering these basic questions and more.
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:
STEP #1.REGISTER FOR EVENT:
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 )
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.
2015 Dates to Come…
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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.
AORN Safe Patient Handling Tool Kit
SPH course provides 1.8 contact hours.