Pre-Post Event Workshops

ASPHP SPHM Olympics – 4-hour Pre-Event Workshop
March 7, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm (4-hour workshop with 1-hour lunch)

Join us for the very first national SPHM Olympics event to learn from colleagues and further enhance your knowledge base in the SPHM field.

The ASPHP Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Olympics (SPHM Olympics) 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 SPHM Olympics 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.

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 7, 2022):
  • Individual Rate: $125 per person
  • Group Rate: $500 for group up to 6 team members
After Feb 7, 2022:
  • Individual Rate: $150 per person
  • Group Rate: $600 for group up to 6 team members

No onsite registration will be available.

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

The ASPHP SPHM Olympics offers 4 contact hours.

It Takes a Village

One and One-Half Days Pre- and Post-Event Workshop
March 7, 2022 from 8 am – 5:30 pm, and March 10, 2022 from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Looking for help with 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.

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.

Gain insights! Exchange best practice information! Get professional advice!

In addition, you will receive resource materials (valued at $95) 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!

Early Bird (On or before Feb 7, 2022) - Member: $445; Non-Member: $560
After Feb 7, 2022 – Member: $535; Non-Member: $660

No onsite registration will be available.

ASPHP reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum registration is not met. No meal service is provided at this pre- and post-event workshop.