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ID (ISN) del documento108767
Número CIS 08-1349
Año 2007
Número de serie HSE Research Report 573
Autor(es) Hignett S., Chipchase S., Tetley A., Griffiths P.
Health and Safety Executive
Título Risk assessment and process planning for bariatric patient handling pathways
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. xiv, 89p. Illus. 57 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr573.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The obese population in the United Kingdom is growing and this group is considerably over-represented in the use of health and social care services. This project aimed to identify and explore the manual handling risks presented by bariatric (severely obese) patients during emergency admissions. Work involved: reviewing public health data to provide an estimate of the current and future bariatric patient population; surveying strategic, clinical and operational policies and procedures for bariatric patient handling; and obtaining case studies of specific incidents and risk management actions. Findings revealed that 40%-70% of health care institutions did not have a bariatric policy. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) organización del trabajo; Reino Unido; obesidad; manipulación manual; organización de la prevención en la empresa; servicios de urgencia; hospitales; personal de los servicios de salud; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; encuesta; informe
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Metabolic diseases
Health care services
Risk evaluation