Course 623 - Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Healthcare

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Modules: 3
Hours: 3
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 623 Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Healthcare

Key Topics

  • Safety and Health Program
  • Ergonomic Injuries
  • Management Leadership
  • Employee Participation
  • Workplace Analysis
  • Patient Handling Controls
  • Bathing Assistance
  • Toileting Assistance
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Awkward Postures
  • Transferring Equipment
  • Lifting Heavy Bags
  • Housekeeping Tasks

Target Audience

  • Employee
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Course Introduction

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All healthcare workers who lift and move patients are at high risk for back injury and other musculoskeletal disorders. A work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is an injury of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints, cartilage, bones, or blood vessels in the arms, legs, head, neck, or back that is caused or aggravated by work tasks such as lifting, pushing, and pulling.

Symptoms include:

  • pain
  • stiffness
  • swelling
  • numbness
  • tingling

This course will take a closer look at ways employees can help prevent MSDs in their profession. It will also provide mechanical techniques to protect them from injuries when lifting and transferring patients.

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Safety and Health Program
  2. Patient Handling Controls
  3. Other Ergonomic Hazards

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Course 623 Final Exam

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Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.(2014). Healthcare Wide Hazards-Ergonomics. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/ergo/ergo.html#Ergonomics