Manual handling: the challenges of different care environments

Manual handling: the challenges of different care environments Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) continue to be a problem in the health and social care setting, despite staff receiving mandatory manual handling training for many decades. The author discusses WRMSDs, with a focus on various nursing roles. The principle of manual handling as solely ‘person moving’ or ‘transferring’ is challenged because a range of activities can cause musculoskeletal problems. The legislation and regulations are explored in relation to practice. The benefits of introducing a specific risk-assessment tool designed for nurses working in neonatal wards is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Nursing Mark Allen Group

Manual handling: the challenges of different care environments

British Journal of Nursing, Volume 29 (6): 6 – Mar 26, 2020

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2020 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
0966-0461
eISSN
2052-2819
DOI
10.12968/bjon.2020.29.6.358
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Abstract

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) continue to be a problem in the health and social care setting, despite staff receiving mandatory manual handling training for many decades. The author discusses WRMSDs, with a focus on various nursing roles. The principle of manual handling as solely ‘person moving’ or ‘transferring’ is challenged because a range of activities can cause musculoskeletal problems. The legislation and regulations are explored in relation to practice. The benefits of introducing a specific risk-assessment tool designed for nurses working in neonatal wards is discussed.

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British Journal of NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Mar 26, 2020

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