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Document ID (ISN)106020
CIS number 07-208
ISBN(s) 3-86509-214-4
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Fb 1032
Author(s) Bleyer T., Hold U., Macheleidt M., Müller-Arnecke H.W., Rademacher U., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Lifting and carrying aids in emergency services - Compilation and examination of major interfaces
Original title Hebe- und Tragehilfen im Rettungsdienst - Zusammenstellung und Betrachtung wesentlicher Schnittstellen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 140p. Illus. 54 ref. Price: EUR 14.00.
Internet access,xv=vt.pdf [in German]
Abstract Factors such as patient weight, the narrowness of stairways and landings and the use of lifting aids have an impact on the physical load of the bearer's body during patient transport or emergency operations. This study evaluates various transport aids from the standpoint of their ease of handling and flexibility of use. By means of an ergonomic evaluation, it examines the interfaces between aids and bearers. An analysis of patient transport operations also provides information on postures and movements, particularly with respect to the hand-arm system. Recommendations are proposed for optimizing the use of various aids on the basis of the overall information gathered, taking ergonomic and anthropometric aspects into account.
Descriptors (primary) transport of persons; health care personnel; lifting equipment; manual lifting
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; evaluation of equipment; report; Germany; ergonomic evaluation; anthropometry; handles; hand; ambulances; work posture
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Health care services