Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in nurses: Development of a safe patient handling curriculum module for nursing schools
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Nursing educators who teach outmoded manual patient handling techniques contribute to the widespread problem of musculoskeletal disorders in student and practicing nurses. The authors discuss the development and implementation of a new safe patient handling curriculum module, which was pilot tested in 26 nursing programs. The module changes the focus of patient handling education from body mechanics to equipment-assisted safe patient lifting programs that have been shown to protect nurses from injury and improve care.
Nursing schools – Curriculum; Overuse injuries – Prevention; Patients – Positioning – Study and teaching; Transport of sick and wounded – Study and teaching
Curriculum and Instruction | Nursing Administration | Other Education | Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
Waters, T. R.,
Nelson, A. L.
Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in nurses: Development of a safe patient handling curriculum module for nursing schools.
Nurse Educator, 32(3),