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Applying ergonomics to nurse computer workstations: review and recommendations.

Authors
Nielsen-K; Trinkoff-A
Source
Comput Inform Nurs 2003 May-Jun; 21(3):150-157
NIOSHTIC No.
20029228
Abstract
Nursing is associated with high rates of musculoskeletal disorders from patient handling, and nurses are at high risk for developing cumulative trauma disorders, which can result from computer usage. Although there are many benefits to using computers in the workplace, nurses need to incorporate ergonomic factors into work settings to promote safe workplace environments. This article reviews recent literature about computer workstation ergonomics, discusses related policies, and makes recommendations about computer workstation design and related research in nursing workplace settings.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Computers; Nursing; Nurses; Health-care-personnel; Medical-personnel; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Work-environment; Occupational-health
Contact
Computer Sciences Corporation, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 242, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
Publication Date
20030501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
nursenielsen@hotmail.com
Funding Amount
197885
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003702
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1538-2931
Source Name
Computers, Informatics, Nursing
State
MD
Performing Organization
Department of Family and Community Health, University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
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