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Document ID (ISN)108262
CIS number 08-858
ISSN - Serial title 1896-8082 - Praca i Zdrowie
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jˇźwiak Z.
Title Preventive and medical rehabilitation programme for nurses
Original title Program profilaktyczno-rehabilitacyjny dla pielęgniarek [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.6, p.45-49. Illus.
Abstract This article discusses the most important occupational health hazards faced by nurses involved in lifting, supporting and moving patients. It explains the influence of these physical actions on the pathological state of various components of the musculoskeletal system. A preventive and medical rehabilitation programme developed by the Professor Jerzy Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łˇdź is described, which allows reducing the negative impact of physical workload on nurses' health. The experience of several Polish hospitals in implementing the programme is presented.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; musculoskeletal diseases; manual handling; women; nursing personnel; health hazards; risk factors; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; public OSH institutions; ergonomics; physical workload; rehabilitation; physiology of musculoskeletal system
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Occupational physiology
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services