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AORN ergonomic tool 7: pushing, pulling, and moving equipment on wheels.

Authors
Waters-T; Lloyd-JD; Hernandez-E; Nelson-A
Source
AORN J 2011 Sep; 94(3):254-260
NIOSHTIC No.
20039621
Abstract
Pushing and pulling equipment in and around the OR can place high shear force demands on perioperative team members' shoulder and back muscles and joints. These high forces may lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. AORN Ergonomic Tool 7: Pushing, Pulling, and Moving Equipment on Wheels can help perioperative team members assess the risk of pushing and pulling tasks in the perioperative setting. The tool provides evidence-based suggestions about when assistive devices should be used for these tasks and is based on current ergonomic safety concepts, scientific evidence, and knowledge of effective technology and procedures, including equipment and devices for safe patient handling.
Keywords
Back-injuries; Ergonomics; Injury-prevention; Medical-equipment; Medical-facilities; Medical-personnel; Medical-services; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-function; Posture; Training; Author Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders; back injuries; ergonomic interventions; moving equipment
CODEN
AOJOEL
Publication Date
20110901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B09282011
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0001-2092
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
AORN Journal
State
OH; FL
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