Workshops

It Takes a Village (ITAV) SPHM Course – Learning & Discussion with SPHM Experts

Presented by ITAV SPHM Experts

1.5 Day Pre- and Post-Event Workshop
March 20, 2023, from 8 am – 5:30 pm, and March 23, 2023, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lunch is not included.

Looking for help to initiate or re-direct your SPHM program? We understand! It Takes a Village! Whether you are new to SPHM or looking to enhance your program, the ASPHP It Takes a Village (ITAV) program is designed for you. This 1½-day interactive workshop covers the elements of effective SPHM programming and how to successfully integrate your program into your organization. It will enable you to learn evidence-based methods and practices to implement right away. This course is taught by national SPHM leaders using discussion and case scenarios for very practical solutions and programming.

Our certified SPHM professionals serve as the faculty for this class and will work with you to develop an action plan for your facility to drive your program forward. This dynamic workshop gives you the opportunity to network with these professionals and other individuals leading SPHM efforts in their organizations. More than 70% of former attendees strongly agreed the content was relevant to their position, and all of the instructors were knowledgeable, professional, and helpful.

Gain insights! Exchange best practice information! Get professional advice! Attend the It Takes a Village SPHM course.

In addition, you will receive resource materials (valued at $125) to take home and reference later. Also included is hands-on experience with the latest SPHM equipment.

Prior attendees have given high praise to this program. We invite you to find out more. Register today!

The ITAV workshop offers 12 contact hours.

Early Bird (On or before Feb. 20, 2023) - Member: $465; Non-Member: $580
After Feb. 20, 2023 – Member: $555; Non-Member: $680

No onsite registration will be available.

ASPHP reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum registration is not met.


ASPHP SPHM Simulation Challenge – 4-hour Pre-Event Workshop

Presented by Northwell Team

Pre-Event Workshop - March 20, 2023, from 10 am – 3 pm (4-hour workshop with 1-hour lunch)
Lunch is not included.

Join us for the very first national Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Simulation Challenge (SPHMSC) to learn from colleagues and further enhance your knowledge base in the SPHM field.

The SPHMSC is an innovative employee engagement and knowledge-building activity specifically developed for SPHM program promotion. Teams of participants collaborate to carry out various patient handling tasks designed to provoke critical thinking. Each participant will be part of a 4–6-member team. (Teams must include at least one clinical member to complete the Functional Mobility Assessment.) Participants must be active in applying safe patient mobility techniques at their respective facilities. You can join as a team, or sign up as an individual and you will be assigned to a team.

The SPHMSC will consist of case study discussions and clinical case scenarios with a hands-on demonstration of various mobility tasks with standardized patients; as such, understanding and competency in using SPHM practices are fundamental. Each team must develop SPHM evidence-based strategies to accomplish various mobility tasks using appropriate safe patient handling practices. Two evaluators with safe patient handling expertise will assess elements within each mobility task/clinical scenario. After each task, a debriefing session will be held with the evaluators to discuss criteria of assessment and performance of the team related to demonstrated strengths and areas for improvement. In addition, the debriefing will also include comments from the standardized patient. The standardized patient offers additional input to enhance overall team understanding of SPHM practices from the patient's perspective in real time. View the video for more information

Session Objectives:

  • Demonstrate technical, clinical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills necessary to carry out patient handling tasks.
  • Organize patient handling activities (equipment/sling management, patient/self-positioning, communication to team members and patients) more safely and efficiently.
  • Distinguish between Functional Mobility Assessment and screening necessary to carry out patient handling tasks.
  • Identify pillars of employee engagement strategies that result in a positive impact on safe patient handling program promotion.

Early Bird (On or before Feb. 20, 2023):

  • Individual Rate: $145 per person
  • Group Rate: $525 for group up to 6 team members

After Feb. 20, 2023:

  • Individual Rate: $160 per person
  • Group Rate: $625 for group up to 6 team members

No onsite registration will be available.

First come, first served.
Sign up now. Seating is limited.

The SPHMSC offers 4 contact hours.

ASPHP reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum registration is not met.


The Evolving Reality of Caring for the Plus-sized Person

Presented by Susan Gallagher, Sasha Matthews, Rhonda Turner, Tracey Carr, Nicole Hopewell

Post-Event Workshop - March 23, 2023, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm (4-hour workshop)
Lunch is not included.

This highly interactive course begins when you arrive at the event. Attendees will participate in a focused scavenger hunt to prepare themselves for this fast-paced workshop. The workshop will provide attendees with information necessary to integrate bariatrics into their SPHM program. Data metrics, mobility tasks, emotional concerns, weight loss trends, specific safety skills, and more will be presented. Participants will recognize the worker and patient risks associated with executing care for the patient/resident, and will possess the basic skills and knowledge to begin to put in place a plan for safe care.

Early Bird (On or before Feb. 20, 2023) – Member: $165; Non-Member: $200
After Feb. 20, 2023 – Member: $195; Non-Member: $235

No onsite registration will be available.

First come, first served.
Sign up now. Seating is limited.

The post-event workshop offers 4 contact hours.

ASPHP reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum registration is not met.