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Teaching students safer methods of patient transfer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16646185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lifting patients is a major contributor to back injuries. The commonly used method for lifting patients, the under-axilla grasp method, exceeds the level of force that can safely be exerted to the lumbar-sacral area of the spine. Using assistive devices decreases the injury rate. The author discusses how student nurses can be taught to use assistive devices and thus avoid the under-axilla grasp method of transfer
B D Owen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse educator     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0363-3624     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Educ     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701902     Medline TA:  Nurse Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-93     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Attitude of Health Personnel
Back Injuries / etiology,  prevention & control
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Human Engineering
Lifting* / adverse effects
Occupational Health
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology
Precipitating Factors
Safety Management / methods*
Self-Help Devices
Teaching / methods
Transportation of Patients / methods*

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