Course 623 - Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Healthcare

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Course 623 Certificate
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Modules: 3
Hours: 3
Sectors: Healthcare

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Welcome!

All healthcare workers who lift and move patients are at high risk for back injury and other musculoskeletal disorders.

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.

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As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates.

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

Course 623 Final Exam

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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That's great! Your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the completed course. You will also be able to view or immediately print a course PDF certificate. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course. If you ordered original certificates, they'll be mailed to you.

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Take the Final Exam

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Course 623 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

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