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AORN ergonomic tool 7: pushing, pulling, and moving equipment on wheels.
Waters-T; Lloyd-JD; Hernandez-E; Nelson-A
AORN J 2011 Sep; 94(3):254-260
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.
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
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division