Michael R. Jarrard

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To identify high risk areas for back injury in a large teaching hospital, we calculated standard injury rates and newly developed composite statistics for nursing and non-nursing work groups. Data were extracted from the hospital's workers' compensation database. The hospital-wide total injury rate was 4.6 reports per 100 full-time equivalents (FTE);(More)
The employee health service of a Boston hospital wanted a method to prioritize the risk of occupational injury or illness among its employees as the first step in developing a comprehensive ergonomics program. Data from the safety office and workers' compensation third-party administrator (TPA) was combined with hospital payroll data to create rates that(More)
To ident@ high risk areas for back injury in a large teaching hospital, we calculated standard injury rates and newly developed composite statistics for nursing and non-nursing work groups. Data were extracted from the hospital’s workers’ compensation database. The hospital-wide total injury rate was 4.6 reports per 100 full-time equivalents (FTE);(More)
Adherence to the Maximal Allowable Weight (MAW) standards established by regulation can be difficult for many active duty personnel. We have discovered some members of this group utilizing the potentially dangerous rapid weight loss methods that are commonly seen in patients with bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Two cases of furosemide (Lasix) overdose in(More)
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