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Assessing ease of use of the Staminalift bed mover

Daniell, Nathan , Paul, Gunther, Merrett, Simon , Cottrell, Geoff , & Galindo, Helen (2011) Assessing ease of use of the Staminalift bed mover. In Goebel, Matthias, Christie, C. J., Zschernack, Swantje, Todd, A. I., & Mattison, M. (Eds.) Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X. IEA Press, Santa Monica, Ca, USA.

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    Abstract

    Battery powered bed movers are increasingly being used within the hospital setting. These energy augmenting devices facilitate the safe movement of beds and patients by healthcare workers. The use of powered bed movers is believed to result in reduced physical efforts on the behalf of staff members, which may be associated with a decreased risk of occupational related injuries. A provisional study was performed in a hospital environment to assess the muscular efforts associated with moving hospital beds both manually and with the aid of a bed mover. The results enable the effects of using bed movers to be quantified.

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    ID Code: 49015
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Bed Mover, Occupational Injury
    ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEA Press.
    Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 14:15
    Last Modified: 10 Mar 2012 03:16

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