Injury Among Healthcare Workers: Causes, Solutions, and Impacts
Charney, Consultant, Camino Island, Washington, USA
Anne Hudson, Consultant, Coos Bay, Oregon
William Charney, pioneer
of Lift Team and Zero Lift methodologies, forwards discussion of
the epidemic of back injury caused by manual patient handling and
offers solutions demonstrated to reduce back injuries to healthcare
workers and related costs to employers.
Hudson, forced out of her career as a hospital floor nurse by
a work-related spinal injury, warns nurses of hazards with patient
lifting, and potential impact to career from back injury. She strives
to speak for back-injured nurses who have no voice and no advocate.
hundred percent of the proceeds from Back Injury among Healthcare
Workers: Causes, Solutions, and Impacts will go directly to Work
Injured Nurses Group USA (WING USA), to further efforts for information,
mutual support, and advocacy for injured nurses.
About the Book:
injury among healthcare providers is an increasingly visible issue
in the occupational health and safety arena. This book presents the
latest research and information on this topic from an epidemiological,
legal, and equipment manufacturing point of view. Using case histories
from a number of injured healthcare workers, the book analyzes back
injuries from the worker's point of view and gives a detailed discussion
of the legal and rehabilitation pitfalls that workers face when dealing
with an injury. The author compares US and international regulations
for prevention and rehabilitation and explores scientific strategies
to prevent future problems.
- Analyzes the topic
of healthcare back injury from an epidemiological point of view.
- Provides case
studies from actual injured nurses.
- Compares US and
International regulations and approaches to back injuries.
- Includes strategies
for future prevention with information on how healthcare facilities
can create safe work environments to prevent disabling back injuries.
Short Table of
- Overview of Back
- Biodynamics of
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Zero Lift in Healthcare
- Lift Teams to
- Proper Ergonomic
Design of Hospitals
- Ceiling Lift Success
- Nursing Shortage
and Back Injury
- Worker Control
to Reduce Back Injury
- 15 Stories by
Back Injured Workers
This book is a comprehensive
coverage of back injury in healthcare with appendices of guidelines,
equipment and technology, and policies and procedures. The authors
have provided information that is ready for implementation.
For ordering information
contact CRC Press, crcpress.com.