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Review of evidence for the use of lifting devices.

Technology aging: quality of life.

Author: Holliday, P. J.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2001


Lifting and transferring patients have been shown to be the primary cause of back pain and injuries in nursing staff. This paper outlines the issues relating to the use of mechanical lifting devices and ceiling devices for lifting and transferring patients by nurse caregivers.

Further Details

Pages: 211-217
Publish Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: International Conference on Technology and Aging
Accession Number: 26.9.02
Notes: Full papers of the conference are available electronically.
Keywords: carer, safety improvement
Reads: 169