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AORN ergonomic tool 2: positioning and repositioning the supine patient on the OR bed.

Authors
Waters-T; Short-M; Lloyd-J; Baptiste-A; Butler-L; Petersen-C; Nelson-A
Source
AORN J 2011 Apr; 93(4):445-449
NIOSHTIC No.
20038657
Abstract
Positioning or repositioning a patient on the OR bed in preparation for a surgical procedure presents a high risk for musculoskeletal disorders, such as low-back and shoulder injuries, for perioperative personnel. Safe patient handling requires knowledge of current ergonomic safety concepts, scientific evidence, and equipment and devices to ensure that neither the patient nor the caregiver is at risk for injury. AORN Ergonomic Tool 2: Positioning and Repositioning the Supine Patient on the OR Bed provides guidelines that enable perioperative personnel to determine safe methods for positioning and repositioning a patient in the semi-Fowler, lateral, or lithotomy position in preparation for surgery.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-safety-programs; Posture; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Author Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders; safe patient handling; perioperative patient positioning; ergonomics; workplace safety
CODEN
AOJOEL
Publication Date
20110401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0001-2092
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
AORN Journal
State
OH; FL
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