The American Nurses Association (ANA)
The ANA represents the interests of 3.4 million registered nurses in the U.S. and advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting not only nurses but the general public. The mission of the ANA is advancing the nursing profession to improve health and safety for all in our nation.
The Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA)
The CNA is the only state-wide, not for profit, multipurpose professional membership organization for registered nurses in Connecticut. A key goal is to foster high standards of nursing practice in order to promote the health and general welfare of the public. Members are connected to each other to use Connecticut nurses’ collective passion, power and purpose to affect education, healthcare, safety, legislation and more. The mission of the CNA is to speak with a unified voice for nurses across all specialties, in all forums.
American Association for Safe Patient Handling & Movement (AASPHM)
The Association was formed by a group of national safe patient handling and movement experts who reflect the inclusive approach the AASPHM has taken toward the development of the science and art of SPHM. Collaboration is encouraged between all who are affected by SPHM including patients and their families, formal and informal caregivers, businesses who develop SPHM technologies and organizations who initiate the change to a safer patient handling culture. The mission of the AASPHM is to serve as a valuable resource to advance the practice of safe patient handling and movement through collaboration, professional development, and research initiatives, in order to improve the safety and function of patients and residents, as well as enhance the safety of those who provide their care.
The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP)
The ASPHP brings together like-minded individuals to share ideas, support research, and advocate for sound regulatory activity that improves and promotes a safer working environment for all caregivers. They also seek to establish standards and practices for both the practitioner and the facilities where they work. Healthcare professionals, educators and providers of medical equipment all have a common safety goal which is to improve the safety of both the caregiver and those they serve.