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Title: Manual handling in healthcare
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Fray, Mike
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, on behalf of FEES / ECE (© The authors)
Citation: HIGNETT, S. and FRAY, M., 2010. Manual handling in healthcare. Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies [FEES], Bruges, Belgium, 10-12 October 2010.
Abstract: Patient handling is a known cause of musculoskeletal risk for healthcare staff. A range of ergonomic and other approaches have been used to try to reduce the effects of these tasks, e.g. risk assessment and management, training, equipment provision, culture change. A European collaboration (European Panel on Patient Handling Ergonomics) was formed in 2004 to share information about research on patient handling and develop research ideas for European collaborations. Three collaborations will be described. The first reviewed the implementation of the European Union Directive on Manual handling for patient handling; the second reports the development of a Technical Report (TR ISO/CD 12296) for the manual handling of people in the healthcare sector; and the third describes an Intervention Evaluation Tool that has been produced to allow the evaluation of both single factor and multi-faceted interventions for patient handling.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7175
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