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Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in nurses - a safe patient handling curriculum module for nursing schools.

Authors
Menzel-NN; Hughes-NL; Waters-T; Shores-LS; Nelson-A
Source
Nurse Educ 2007 May-Jun; 32(3):130-135
NIOSHTIC No.
20032305
Abstract
Nursing educators who teach outmoded manual patient handling techniques contribute to the widespread problem of musculoskeletal disorders in student and practicing nurses. The authors discuss the development and implementation of a new safe patient handling curriculum module, which was pilot tested in 26 nursing programs. The module changes the focus of patient handling education from body mechanics to equipment-assisted safe patient lifting programs that have been shown to protect nurses from injury and improve care.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Health-care-personnel; Worker-health; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Education; Health-care-personnel; Health-care
Contact
Dr. Nancy N. Menzel, University of Nevada, School of Nursing, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453018, Las Vegas, NV 89154
CODEN
NUEDEC
Publication Date
20070601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dr.nancy@gmad.com
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0363-3624
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Nurse Educator
State
OH; NV; MD; FL
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