Healthcare workers who are physically involved in handling and moving patients in both acute and long-term care settings run the risk of potentially hurting themselves for the long run.
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Patient Handling Training discusses the benefits of using ergonomics in patient handling activities and risk control methods. Therefore spreading awareness that will help reduce the risk of occupational musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).
Who Needs Patient Handling Training?
Any healthcare worker who is physically involved in handling and moving patients in both acute and long term care settings. Examples include nurses, primary caregivers, hospice workers, etc.
Risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries
- Nursing activities
- Patient characteristics
- Work environment
- Work organization
- Personal characteristics
Common beliefs about nursing injuries
Risk control measures
- Risk assessment
- Types of control measures
- Risk elimination
- Risk minimization
- Interim control measures
- Education and training