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The vast majority of healthcare injuries are preventable. Learn more about our mission statement along with why we believe personal commitment is key.
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As healthcare workers, we all face a wide range of hazards on the job, including blood and body fluid exposures, needlesticks, slips and falls, musculoskeletal injuries related to lifting and repositioning patients, and even workplace violence.

While healthcare remains the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers, virtually everyone in the industry is susceptible to hazards on the job, including nurses, physicians, therapists, and many other dedicated professionals. These injuries occur every single day of the year… in hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, out-patient surgery centers, birthing centers, trauma centers, home healthcare, and countless other medical venues around the globe. Our mission is to help reduce the number and severity of those injuries.

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I had my first one a few months ago. It was my first night on trauma and I was doing a central line and managed to stab myself with the scalpel while trying to blot the blood up so I could see where I was. I was pretty shaken the rest of the night, even after talking to the guy's wife who said he's clean.”
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Do you currently work in a SPH environment? Are you involved with committees for safe patient handling and mobility? Are you committed to evidence-based research? Once you become a Certified Safe Patient Handling Associate through the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals there are many benefits you can enjoy, here are just a few:

  • Gain credibility and respect
  • Provides a peer network you can tap into for guidance and advice
  • Provides continuing education to enhance your skills
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Increased pay
“The ASPHP aspires to build a recognized and credentialed profession dedicated to the safety and comfort of caregivers and their patients. The Association will continue to build organizational value by working with its membership to provide the information, education and networking opportunities that will honor its mission and assist its members in advancing their status within the field.” (From the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals)
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We are asking questions about patient obesity, and if your facility is equipped to manage them. Take our latest survey.
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This free safe patient handling pamphlet from OSHA promotes a safety culture focused on prevention of harm for both patients and workers through injury and illness prevention programs.
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Why not review proven processes to reduce medical errors for in-the-trenches workers who face important decisions, judgments, and risks every day while performing their jobs.
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This comprehensive review provides general measures to prevent the spread of viral infection in hospitals and other health care environments. It includes principles of accommodation of infected patients and approaches to good hygiene and patient management.
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Maintaining SPHM awareness

If you are charged with Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) implementation, you are one of the few people in your organization continually thinking about SPHM. But even you find yourself losing focus and letting other priorities gain attention. In an uncertain time of healthcare reform, many hospitals and healthcare settings are focusing much of their time, attention, and priorities on meeting the mandates, improving quality, and maintaining profitability. SPHM can lose its momentum and be set aside for other priorities. How do we keep attention and energy on safe patient handling and mobility?
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