Gus Reyna, CSPHA
The Certified Safe Patient Handling Associate (CSPHA) is one of three types of SPHM certification offered by the Certified Safe Patient Handling Professionals™. This entry-level certification is for SPHM specialists who have acquired sufficient field experience and knowledge to support training, education and the ability to assist leadership in sustainable SPHM programming. Experience and knowledge is verified by the Certification Committee through documentation of related work experience and education. The CSPHA instructs others in the correct use of SPHM protocols and technology within the assigned healthcare environment. Once certified, CSPHAs are required to complete 10 professional development hours (PDH) related to SPHM every three years; this may include training in the use of SPHM technology, skills for training others, or additional topics that would promote SPHM. Read more….