Evidence-Based Patient Handling

Evidence-Based Patient Handling

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Providing care and treatment for patients usually requires moving and handling activities associated with high rates of back injuries. The personal and financial cost of back pain and injuries to health staff means there is an urgent need to improve practice in this area. Over the past twenty years a number of guidelines have been published, however, these have been based on professional consensus rather than evidence. Evidence-Based Patient Handling tackles the challenge of producing an evidence base to support clinical practice and covers tasks, equipment and interventions. This book questions previously held opinions about moving and handling and provides the foundation for future practice.Human Services/Victorian Work cover Authority (1999) Manual Handling: Reducing the Risk, Reducing Injuries, Australia: ... Knapik, J.J., Harper, W., Crowell, H.P., Leiter, K. and Mull, B. (2000) a#39;Standard and alternative methods of stretcher carriage: ... Lavender, S.A., Conrad, K.M., Reichelt, P.A., Meyer, F.T. and Johnson, P.W. (2000b) a#39;Postural analysis of paramedics ... for low back pain, and patient-handling capacity of nursing personnela#39;, Journal of Safety Research 25 (3 ): 135a€“45.

Title:Evidence-Based Patient Handling
Author:Pat Alexander, Emma Crumpton, Brian Fletcher, Mike Fray, Sue Hignett, Sue Ruszala
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-05


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