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  • Date
    2010-02-18
  • Title
    Effects of a multifaceted minimal-lift environment for nursing staff: pilot results
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    SAGE journals online
  • Year
    2010
  • Author
    Zadvinskis IM
  • Description
    "The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a multifaceted minimal-lift environment on reported equipment use, musculoskeletal injury rates, and workers' compensation costs for patient-handling injuries. The pilot study consists of a mixed measures design, with both descriptive and quasi-experimental design elements. The intervention consists of engineering (minimal-lift equipment), administrative (nursing policy), and behavioral (peer coach program) controls." (Excerpt from abstract)
  • Categories
    Work Environment
  • Keywords
    safety, work environment, lifting, safe patient handling, injury
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