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Safe patient handling and movement : a guide for nurses and other health care providers

Author: Audrey Nelson, PhD.
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did you know that an estimated 12% of nurses leave the profession annually because of back injuries and that over half of RNs complain of chronic back pain?. This book presents best practices in safe patient handling and movement. Nurse and hospital administrators, clinicians, clinical managers, risk managers, and those involved in procurement and implementation of patient handling technologies in the health care  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Safe patient handling and movement.
New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2006
(DLC) 2005056352
(OCoLC)62302585
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Nelson, PhD.
ISBN: 9780826163646 0826163645
OCLC Number: 319336159
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I: Introduction --
Scope of the Problem / James W. Collins and Nancy N. Menzel --
Myths and Facts About Back Injuries in Nursing / Audrey L. Nelson, Guy Fragala, and Nancy N. Menzel --
Consequences of Unsafe Patient Handling Practices / Audrey L. Nelson --
Variations in High-Risk Patient Handling Tasks by Practice Setting / Audrey L. Nelson --
Part II: Best Practices --
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Patient Assessment, Care Planning, and Caregiving Practices in Safe Patient Handling and Movement / Audrey L. Nelson --
Patient Handling Technologies / John D. Lloyd --
After-Action Reviews / Mary Matz --
Lift Teams: A Proven Method to Reduce Back Injury in Healthcare Workers / William Charney --
Unit-Based Peer Safety Leaders to Promote Safe Patient Handling / Mary Matz --
Safe Lifting Policies / James W Collins --
Part III: Special Challenges in Patient Handling --
Preventing Injuries When Taking Care of Special Needs Patients / Hans-Peter de Ruiter and MaryAnn Burke de Ruiter --
Physical Environment for Provision of Nursing Care: Design for Safe Patient Handling / Jocelyn Villeneuve --
Ergonomic Workplace Assessments of Patient Handling Environments / Guy Fragala and Audrey L. Nelson --
Part IV: Future Directions --
Being a Change Agent and Advocate for Safe Patient Handling / Laureen G. Doloresco.
Responsibility: [edited by] Audrey L. Nelson.
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