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What does SPH stand for?

SPH stands for Safe Patient Handling

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ANA convened a panel of 26 specialists this summer with expertise in nursing, occupational and physical therapy, ergonomics, architecture, health care systems, and other disciplines to devise overarching standards for implementing safe patient handling programs and detailed guidelines for making them work effectively in practice.
Tasks which exceed safe spinal loading, requiring Safe Patient Handling Equipment: * Transfers: bed to bed, or gurney to bed * Transfers: bed to chair, chair to shower * Bed repositioning: Side to side turn, and pull away from the side rail * Bed repositioning: Boosting to the head of the bed * Bed repositioning: Linen changes and bathing * Sling placement: Bending and lifting to roll a patient on to a sling * Assisting patient to stand * Assisting a patient up from the floor Bed to bed transfer This is a mattress that uses a blower to inflate a mattress, which then slides on a cushion of air.
Legislative priorities included the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act, safe patient handling and the Safe Chemicals Act, which would overhaul the way the federal government protects the public from toxic chemicals.