|Document ID (ISN)||108736|
|Convention or series no.
||Gebhardt H., Klußmann A., Maßbeck P., Topp S., Steinberg U.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Safety and health in emergency services
||Sicherheit und gesundheit im Rettungsdienst [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 114p. Illus. 29 ref. Price: EUR 13.50.
||A survey was carried out during 2004 in the 22 emergency services of the German Red Cross to evaluate the physical workload and psychological stress among emergency services workers. A standardized questionnaire was addressed to 382 workers, among whom 202 responded (163 men and 39 women). In addition, a subgroup of 98 subjects was followed during 48 working days. Despite a high level of job satisfaction, a low average age (33 years for men and 25 years for women) and a good work capacity index, subjects reported neck and shoulder pain, as well as low back and knee pain. Cardiofrequency measurements during work showed more rapid increases during emergency interventions than during simple patient handling. Salivary cortisol levels also showed similar differences. However no significant differences were found as a function of gender and age. Other findings are discussed.
||Germany; physical workload; stress factors; emergency services; nursing personnel; mental workload
||corticoids; determination in saliva; musculoskeletal diseases; stress evaluation; questionnaire survey; workload assessment; pulse rate
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Mental stress and burnout