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Moving and handling

For this issue of our e-newsletter we have chosen to find resources about moving and handling. If you have any topics of particular interest that you would like us to search for information on for later newsletters please email hca@rcn.org.uk

The information below has been selected by RCN Information and Knowledge Management. We hope you find it useful. Please contact rcn.library@rcn.org.uk if you would like to make any comments, we would especially like to hear if there are any topics you would like us to cover.

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A selection of resources you may not have already seen:

Please contact rcn.library@rcn.org.uk if you would like to make any comments, we would especially like to hear if there are any topics you would like us to cover.
Please contact the library on 020 7647 3610 or email service.delivery@rcn.org.uk to borrow any items.

If you would like a photocopy of any journal article please print off and return our photocopy form or view at our e-journals webpage – you will need your RCN membership number and a password to view this page.

If you experience any problems viewing online resources please do contact us or select MyRCN on the RCN website.

Safe patient moving and manual handling

A selection of resources you may not have already seen:

Smith, Jacqui. (2011) The guide to the handling of people: a systems approach Backcare/National Back Pain Association

Ruszala, Sue (2010)   Moving and handling people: an illustrated guide. Clinical Skills.

Nelson, Audrey, (2009) The illustrated guide to safe patient handling and movement Springer Pub.

Websites

RCN Direct guide to manual handling and safer patient handling http://www.rcn.org.uk/support/rcn_direct_online_advice/nursing_practice/safer_patient_handling

Health and Safety Executive: moving and handling in health and social care
http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/moving-handling.htm

Journal articles

Do assistive devices, training, and workload affect injury incidence? Prevention efforts by nursing homes and back injuries among nursing assistants.
Author: D'Arcy, Laura P.; Sasai, Yasuko; Stearns, Sally C..
Publication info: Journal of Advanced Nursing 68. 4 (April 2012): 836-845.
Abstract: Research in the USA examining workplace injuries among nursing assistants working in nursing homes. The impact of workload, injury-prevention training, and availability of assistive devices including lifts on injuries among the nursing assistants was assessed. 26 references

Introduction to the safe patient handling and movement series.
Author: Ogg, M.
Publication info: AORN Journal 93. 3 (March 2011): 331-333.
Abstract: Role of the AORN Workplace Safety Task Force, developed to identify high-risk tasks in the surgical setting, including patient positioning, transfer and lifting, and to recommend strategies to establish an ergonomically safe workplace. The Task Force's findings are summarised.16 references

Assessing lifting competence.
Author: Brennan, W; Du Plessis, P.
Publication info: Occupational Health 62. 12 (December 2010): 29-32.
Abstract: Continuing Professional Development. Advice on using the Du Plessis tool for occupational health assessments of employees' capability to carry out manual handling procedures. The body segments covered in the physical assessment are described and the scoring system is discussed.  13 references
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Training in safer and healthier patient handling techniques.
Author: Carta, A; Parmigiani, F; Roversi, A.
Publication info: British Journal of Nursing 19. 9 (May 13, 2010): 576-582.
Abstract: Research to evaluate a multidisciplinary training programme in patient handling techniques, together with train-the-trainer sessions in a hospital in Italy, aiming to prevent low back pain in nurses and health care assistants. The objectives and content of the programmes are outlined and the direct observation of techniques and knowledge tests used in the evaluation is described.20 references

Hoists and slings: the correct procedures for moving a patient.
Author: Alexander, P.
Publication info: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 3. 2 (February 2009): 58-60.
Abstract: Guidance in the manual handling of patients using hoists and slings. Reasons for the reported increase in adverse incidents resulting in injury to patients or staff are discussed and the importance of raising staff awareness of hazards and of documenting the assessment of patients' needs is highlighted. 12 references

Manual handling in healthcare support work.
Author: Rinds, G.
Publication info: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 2. 1 (January 2008): 11-16.
Abstract: The importance of health and safety in the manual handling of patients undertaken by health care assistants. Legal guidance, the process of risk assessment, equipment including beds, turn aids and slings and programmes of training are described.11 references.