Safe patient handling program in critical care using peer leaders: lessons learned in the Netherlands.

@article{Knibbe2007SafePH,
  title={Safe patient handling program in critical care using peer leaders: lessons learned in the Netherlands.},
  author={H. Knibbe and Nico E. Knibbe and Annemarie J W M Klaassen},
  journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={205-11}
}
Occupational back pain remains a serious problem for nurses. In Dutch health care, ergonomic changes are stimulated through convenants. For acute and critical care, a covenant was drawn up and guidelines for nursing practice developed and implemented. Because of the diverse and rapidly changing nature of ergonomic problems, the process has to be specific. A strong emphasis thus was placed on self-management and empowerment of nurses. One or two nurses were appointed per ward as peer leaders… CONTINUE READING

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