Evaluation of occupational injuries in an urban emergency medical services system before and after implementation of electrically powered stretchers.

@article{Studnek2012EvaluationOO,
  title={Evaluation of occupational injuries in an urban emergency medical services system before and after implementation of electrically powered stretchers.},
  author={Jonathan R. Studnek and John Mac Crawford and Antonio Rodr{\'i}guez Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          198-202
        }
}
Musculoskeletal injuries are frequently reported among Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals. The objective of this study was to evaluate occupational injuries in an urban EMS system before and after implementation of hydraulic stretchers. Data for this analysis were obtained from Austin Travis County EMS (A/TCEMS). In December 2006, A/TCEMS placed into service electrically powered patient stretchers. The pre-intervention period was between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2006, and the post… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 11 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES

Occupational injuries among emergency medical services personnel.

  • Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
  • 2005
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Reduction of injuries associated with patient handling.

  • AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • 2007
VIEW 1 EXCERPT