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AORN ergonomic tool 6: lifting and carrying supplies and equipment in the perioperative setting.

Authors
Waters-T; Baptiste-A; Short-M; Plante-Mallon-L; Nelson-A
Source
AORN J 2011 Aug; 94(2):173-179
NIOSHTIC No.
20039463
Abstract
Perioperative team members often are required to lift and carry heavy supplies and equipment into and around the OR; this includes lifting equipment such as hand tables, fluoroscopy boards, stirrups, Wilson frames, irrigation containers for lithotripsy, and heavy instrument pans. Lifting heavy objects creates considerable risk for musculoskeletal injuries to the back and shoulders. AORN Ergonomic Tool 6: Lifting and Carrying Supplies and Equipment in the Perioperative Setting can help caregivers evaluate lifting and carrying tasks and take measures to protect themselves from injury. Caregivers can use the revised National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health lifting equation to assess whether a specific lifting task can be performed safely.
Keywords
Medical-personnel; Medical-equipment; Nurses; Injury-prevention; Musculoskeletal-system; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Physiological-factors; Physiological-function; Physiological-effects; Weight-factors; Back-injuries; Author Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorders; Back injuries; Recommended weight limits; Workplace safety
CODEN
AOJOEL
Publication Date
20110801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0001-2092
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
AORN Journal
State
OH; FL; NY
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