Back Injury to Healthcare Workers: Causes, Solutions, and Impacts

Back Injury to Healthcare Workers: Causes, Solutions, and Impacts

by William Charney, Anne Hudson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1566706319

ISBN-13: 9781566706315

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Analyzes the topic of healthcare back injury from the epidemiological, legal, and equipment manufacturing viewpoints Provides case studies from actual injured nurses Compares US and International regulations and approaches to back injuries Includes strategies for future prevention with information on how frontline healthcare workers can assess and improve their own

Overview

Analyzes the topic of healthcare back injury from the epidemiological, legal, and equipment manufacturing viewpoints Provides case studies from actual injured nurses Compares US and International regulations and approaches to back injuries Includes strategies for future prevention with information on how frontline healthcare workers can assess and improve their own work environments Back injury among healthcare providers is an increasingly visible issue in the occupational health and safety arena. This book presents the latest research and information on this topic from an epidemiological, legal, and equipment manufacturing point of view. Using case histories from a number of injured healthcare workers, the book analyzes back injuries from the worker's point of view and gives a detailed discussion of the legal and rehabilitation pitfalls that workers face when dealing with an injury. The author compares US and international regulations for prevention and rehabilitation and explores scientific strategies to prevent future problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566706315
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: History and Vision for Work Injured Nurses Group USA
Magnitude of the Problem
A Word About the Stories
Injured Nurse Story #1: Betrayal in the Temple of Healing
Injured Nurse Story #2: Preventable
Biodynamics of Back Injury: Manual Lifting and Loads
Injured Nurse Story #3: Who Will Care for the Nurses?
How to Accomplish a Responsible Cost-Benefit Injury Analysis in the Health Care Industry
Injured Nurse Story #4: My Last Day as a CNA
Striving for Zero-Lift in Healthcare Facilities
Injured Nurse Story #5: The First to Go
Injured Nurse Story #6: My Heart is Still There
Introducing A Safer Patient Handling Policy
Injured Nurse Story #7: I Won't Be There
Injured Nurse Story #8: Fine When I Entered The Room
Injured Nurse Story #9: They Let Me Go
Injured Nurse Story #10: In Pain and Out of Work
Prevention of Back Injury Using Lift Teams: 18 Hospital Data
Injured Nurse Story #11: After Years of Service
Injured Nurse Story #12: The Tub Bath
Technology for Safe Patient Handling and Movement
Injured Nurse Story #13: Is That What A Nurse Is?
Bariatrics: Considering Mobility, Patient Safety, and Caregiver Injury
Injured Nurse Story #14: Wake Up Call
Participatory Ergonomic Design in Healthcare Facilities
Designing Workplaces for Safer Handling of Patients/Residents
Injured Nurse Story #15: A Nurse's Story
Worker Control: The Best Means to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Injured Nurse Story #16: The Writing on the Wall
The Relationship Between the Nursing Shortage and Nursing Injury
Preventing Back Injuries to Healthcare Workers in British Columbia, Canada and The Ceiling Lift Experience and Data
Injured Nurse Story #17: An Advocate for the Ill, Injured, or Disabled Nurse: It Started With One
Injured Nurse Story #18: More Valuable Than Machines
Injured Nurse Story #19: The Victoria, Australia Story
Appendix 1: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Appendix 2A: Frequently Asked Questions About Portable Total Body Patient/Resident Lifts
Appendix 2B: Frequently Asked Questions About Sit-to-Stand Patient/Resident Devices

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