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Wednesday, September 9 • 8:00am - 12:10pm
A Practical Guide For Developing, Maintaining And Enhancing Your Safe Patient Handling Program

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Topic Overview: This workshop will offer recommendations and advice from individuals who have experience with implementing and sustaining a safe patient handling program (SPH,) from start-ups to seasoned programs at single locations as well as multi-facility systems. The presentation will be targeted to those who have a management role for SPH in an acute care environment who want to start a SPH program from the beginning or to build upon a program that is well established but needs updating. Practical examples and tools will be presented that will be useful in a clinical setting. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, group interaction and exercises, including a review of case studies and assessment tools. Attendees will be encouraged to bring their tough SPH problems to the workshop for discussion.


  1. Identify strategies for planning, implementing and sustaining a Safe Patient Handling (SPH) program.
  2. Identify key elements to include in SPH policy and procedure.
  3. Explain how to conduct reliable and valid risk assessments and control selections.
  4. Identify practical next steps to existing SPH challenges.

*The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) proudly acknowledges its relationship with AOHP and recognizes the contact hours for this course in meeting continuing education requirements for its professional certification process.

avatar for Kent Wilson, CIE, CSPHP

Kent Wilson, CIE, CSPHP

Safety Programs Director, HoverTech International
Kent Wilson has performed ergonomic and safety evaluations for dozens of healthcare facilities around the country. He is a Certified Ergonomist who takes an active role in the development of regulatory standards. He is a full member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, The... Read More →
avatar for Patti Wawzyniecki, MS, CSPHP

Patti Wawzyniecki, MS, CSPHP

Safety Programs Manager, HoverTech International
Patricia Wawzyniecki has 30 years’ experience in the field of employee health and safety as an Industrial Hygienist and Ergonomist. She is a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional and has served as an OSHA compliance officer focusing on health and ergonomic hazards and a health... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2015 8:00am - 12:10pm PDT
Pacific Concourse B

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