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Suggestions for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in home healthcare workers part 2: lift and transfer assistance for non-weight-bearing home care patients.

Authors
Parsons-KS; Galinsky-TL; Waters-T
Source
Home Healthc Nurse 2006 Apr; 24(4):227-233
NIOSHTIC No.
20030216
Abstract
Overexertion from lifting and moving patients is a common cause of work-related injuries among health care personnel. As described in the first part of this two-article series (parsons et al., 2006), the prevalence of such injuries is particularly high in HHC as compared with many other occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 1994-2001; Galinsky et al., 2001). The purpose of these articles is to describe an ergonomic approach for preventing overexertion injuries in HHC workers. The approach involves the use of assistive devices and strategies that allow the patient's activities of daily living to be accomplished with minimal physical strain or discomfort on the part of the worker or the patient.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Workers; Worker-health; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis
CODEN
HHNUEJ
Publication Date
20060401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0884-741X
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Home Healthcare Nurse
State
OH
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