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PROBLEM STATEMENT Nurses have one of the highest rates of work-related musculoskeletal injury of any profession. Over the past 30 years, efforts to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nurses have been largely unsuccessful. SPECIFIC AIMS The primary goal of this program was to create safer working environments for nursing staff who provide(More)
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording , or otherwise, without the prior permission of Springer Publishing Company, Inc. Safe patient handling and movement : a guide for nurses and other health care providers / edited by Audrey(More)
Recognition related to the need for ergonomic design improvements among health care workers, management and administration, and equipment manufacturers is growing. The future should bring new concepts and innovations which can provide many benefits. Beyond the potential reduction in caregiver injuries, many possibilities exist to improve patient outcomes(More)
In recent years, safe patient handling in the health care industry has been addressed by various stakeholders, but much work remains to reduce health care worker injuries, and improve safety and care quality for patients. Recently, safe patient handling in ambulatory care settings has gained attention. As health care delivery evolves, demands on ambulatory(More)
  • Guy Fragala
  • International journal of palliative nursing
  • 2015
Ensuring patients are comfortable in bed is key to effective palliative care, but when moving and positioning patients in bed, health professionals face an occupational risk of injury. The turning and positioning (TAP) system is a new method of moving patients in bed, that evidence has shown to reduce the risk of injury to caregivers. Providing the correct(More)
  • Guy Fragala
  • Journal of healthcare protection management…
  • 1997
The author offers tips on measuring the effectiveness of your healthcare facility's safety program--from establishing objectives to developing programs to meet them. He provides an 11-step process to develop a performance standard. Through these standards, he says, healthcare managers can showcase the improvements that have been implemented.
Proper seated posture is important in health care settings because immobilized patients may be sitting for extended periods. In many situations, a caregiver is required to assist a slouching patient to a proper, more comfortable upright posture. The caregiver is at risk from exposure to the physical demands of this task. This study evaluated exertion and(More)