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ID (ISN) del documento112223
Número CIS 11-0889
ISSN - Título de la serie 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Mehta R.K., Horton L.M., Agnew M.J., Nussbaum M.A.
Título Ergonomic evaluation of hospital bed design features during patient handling tasks
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.41, p.647-652. Illus. 26 ref.
Resumen The purpose of this study was to evaluate, during two patient handling tasks, the physical demands resulting from alternative hospital bed design features. Twenty-four novice participants were involved in two laboratory-based studies. The effects of a steering lock and adjustable push height were evaluated during a patient transportation task using perceptual responses and measures of performance and physical demands, and the effect of a bed contour feature was determined based on patient sliding distance during repeated bed raising/lowering. Use of the steering lock reduced the number of adjustments during bed manoeuvring by 28% and decreased ratings of physical demands. Use of the adjustable push height reduced shoulder moments by 30%. With the contour feature, patient sliding distance was reduced by 40% over 12 raise/lower cycles. These results suggest that the steering lock and adjustable push height features can reduce physical demands placed on healthcare workers during patient transportation tasks.
Descriptores (primarios) diseno del material; valoración ergonómica; hospitales; personal de los servicios de salud
Descriptores (secundarios) medida de la carga física; apreciación subjetiva; valoración estadística
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Ergonomia, organización del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Ergonomics
Health care services