Work-related musculoskeletal risks associated with nurses and nursing assistants handling overweight and obese patients: A literature review.

  title={Work-related musculoskeletal risks associated with nurses and nursing assistants handling overweight and obese patients: A literature review.},
  author={Sang D. Choi and Kathryn Brings},
  volume={53 2},
BACKGROUND Nurses and nursing assistants are susceptible to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries (WMSDs) due to the increase in overweight and obese patients they are handling on a daily basis. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to review work-related musculoskeletal hazards and risks associated with handling overweight and obese patients, and summarize the recommended interventions to mitigate musculoskeletal concerns among nurses and nursing assistants. METHODS Approximately 350… 

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