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Evidence-based patient handling : tasks, equipment, and interventions

Author: Sue Hignett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Evidence-based Patient Handling breaks new ground in a fundamental area of day-to-day work in health and social care. It provides a wide range of professionals with a much-needed source of reference, including: nurses, back-care advisors, health-care managers, risk managers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, midwives, ergonomists, occupational health practitioners (including doctors), ambulance services,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Hignett
ISBN: 0415246318 9780415246316 0415246326 9780415246323
OCLC Number: 50424644
Description: vii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Research background and criteria. 1. Introduction and background : Research questions ; Summary of findings --
2. Method of systemic review : Method ; Research questions ; Search ; Inclusion/exclusion criteria ; Appraisal/extraction tool ; Data extraction ; Data synthesis --
pt. II. Research results. section I. Controversial techniques and hazardous tasks. 3. Controversial issues: Drag lift ; Shoulder (Australian) lift ; Pivot lift ; Hierarchy of hazardous transfers/tasks --
section II. Patient-handling tasks. 4. Transfers : Transfers starting from a lying position ; Transfers from a seated position ; Transfers in standing --
5. Caring tasks : Caring tasks for patients in a lying position ; Caring tasks for patients in a sitting position --
6. Specialist areas : Ambulance ; Theatres ; Rehabilitation ; Community/home care ; Midwifery --
section III. Equipment. 7. Small aids : Sliding sheets ; Handling slings ; Handling/lifting/walking/gait belts ; Sliding (transfer) boards and turntables ; Attitudes towards/perceptions of small aids --
8. Beds : Bed height ; Electric beds and cots ; Hoists --
section IV. Interventions : 10. Training interventions : Studies describing training interventions with no impact on working practices or injury rates ; Studies describing mixed (positive and negative) results ; Studies describing positive outcomes --
11. Other interventions : Interventions based on risk management ; Multi-factor interventions ; Single-factor interventions ; Lifting team --
Appendixes : 1. Example of Medline search ; 2. Data appraisal/extraction forms ; 3. Excluded studies ; No task, equipment or intervention ; Professional opinion ; Not primary source.
Responsibility: Sue Hignett [and others].
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Evidence-Based Patient Handling tackles the challenge of producing an evidence base to support clinical practice and provides the foundation for future practices.  Read more...

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