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Course 773 - Preventing MSDs in Healthcare

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Course 773 Certificate
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Modules: 4
Hours: 3
Sector: Healthcare

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Healthcare facilities that have implemented injury prevention efforts focusing on patient lifting and repositioning methods have achieved considerable success in reducing work-related injuries and associated workers' compensation costs. This course provides recommendations for employers to help them reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in their facilities using methods that have been found to be successful in the healthcare environment.

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Key Topics

  • Patient Lifting and Repositioning Techniques
  • Providing Training
  • Identifying Problems for Lifting and Repositioning
  • Implementing Solutions
  • Problems and Solutions for Other Activities
  • Addressing Reports of Injuries
  • Evaluating Ergonomic Efforts
  • Providing Management Support
  • Involving Employees

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 
introduction

Course Introduction

Healthcare facilities that have implemented injury prevention efforts focusing on patient lifting and repositioning methods have achieved considerable success in reducing work-related injuries and associated workers’ compensation costs. Providing a safer and more comfortable work environment has also resulted in additional benefits for some facilities, including reduced staff turnover and associated training and administrative costs, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, improved employee morale, and increased resident comfort.

This course provides recommendations for employers to help them reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in their facilities using methods that have been found to be successful in the healthcare environment.

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. A Process for Protecting Workers
  2. Patient Lifting and Repositioning Techniques
  3. Problems and Solutions for Other Activities
  4. Case Study: Wyandot County Nursing Home

Course 773 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

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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If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

Take the Final Exam

Take the Final Exam

Course 773 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.(2014a). Guidelines for Nursing Homes. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/final_nh_guidelines.pdf

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.(2014b). Ergonomics - Ergonomic Equipment. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/ergo/ergoequipment/ergoequip.html#Transfer/PivotDiscs