2016 Audio Conference Announcement: Safe Patient Handling Programs

Scott Jackson CMP in Education

Join us on February 18, 2016 for "Safe Patient Handling Programs:  Reduce Injury Risk for Patients and Healthcare Workers" audio conference from 10:00 am - 11:30 am presented by Paula Pless, Kaleida Health.

The NYS Safe Patient Handling law was enacted as part of the 2014-2015 budget. Health Care facilities are required to establish facility specific SPH committees and programs. The evidence supports the need for SPH programs.Quality measures as well as reduced injuries to patient and staff are the results of comprehensive SPH programs.SPH programs must include proper assessment of the environment, the SPH equipment needs and the evaluation of the resident’s functional mobility status.Ongoing diligence to understand the mobility and movement needs of our residents/patients is critical.SPH impacts families, residents, staff, physicians and the way we conduct business.Without consideration for the need for clear communication to all stakeholders the SPH program will not be viable. Length of stay, return on investment, staff retention and recruitment, improved resident mobility status and safety for all are just a few of the wins realized in comprehensive SPH environments.

No SPH program can exist without first:

  • Having a real time process for evaluating resident mobility status;
  • Being based on a policy 
  • Including a transfer/movement algorithm 
  • And drives the care plan recommendations of how the resident will be moved and transferred.


We will examine what makes a SPH program successful which will also lead to satisfying the requirements of the NYS SPH Guidelines.

1.5 CEUs for LNHAs and ALAs

Brochure & Registration Information

NYSHFA Contact:
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800, ext. 27