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Recommendations for turning patients with orthopaedic impairments.

Authors
Gonzalez-CM; Howe-CM; Waters-TR; Nelson-A
Source
Orthop Nurs 2009 Mar-Apr; 28(2)(Suppl S):S9-S12
NIOSHTIC No.
20035222
Abstract
Nurses and other caregivers face high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders associated with turning (logrolling) patients with orthopaedic conditions. The task is considered high risk on the basis of weight limits and awkward positioning. A task force including representatives from the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses the American Nurses Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tampa, Diligent Services, and Guldmann, Inc., developed an ergonomic tool for determining best practices for safe patient turning. Scientific evidence, concepts of ergonomic safety, and safe patient handling equipment were incorporated into this ergonomic tool.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Equipment-design; Health-care-personnel; Injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Medical-equipment; Medical-personnel; Medical-research; Nursing; Safety-practices; Safety-education; Tools; Training
Contact
Cynthia M. Gonzalez, Weiss Mem Hosp, Natl Assoc Orthopaed Nurses & Nurse Educator, Chicago, IL
Publication Date
20090301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0744-6020
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Orthopaedic Nursing
State
OH; WV; IL; FL
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