Reducing back stress to nursing personnel: an ergonomic intervention in a nursing home.

@article{Garg1992ReducingBS,
  title={Reducing back stress to nursing personnel: an ergonomic intervention in a nursing home.},
  author={Arun Garg and Bernice D Owen},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1992},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1353-75}
}
A prospective epidemiologic study was conducted in two units (140 beds and 57 nursing assistants) of a nursing home to demonstrate the efficacy of an ergonomic intervention strategy to reduce back stress to nursing personnel. The total programme involved the following: determining patient handling tasks perceived to be most stressful by the nursing assistants (NAs); performing an ergonomic evaluation of these tasks; and conducting a laboratory study to select patient transferring devices… CONTINUE READING

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