Poster Session  |   November 2018
Reducing Occupational Hazards for Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Forces Involved When Sliding a Patient Up in Bed Using a Variety of Draw Sheets
Author Affiliations
  • Brigham Young University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Work and Industry / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Reducing Occupational Hazards for Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Forces Involved When Sliding a Patient Up in Bed Using a Variety of Draw Sheets
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211520307p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO4029
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211520307p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO4029
Abstract

Date Presented 4/20/2018

Occupational therapy practitioners are at high risk for musculoskeletal injuries. One way to reduce this risk is to choose friction-reducing devices when handling patients. In this study, friction-reducing draw sheets decreased the force required to slide a patient up in bed compared with a cotton sheet.

Primary Author and Speaker: Robert Larson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Martin Rice

Contributing Authors: Elise M. Murtagh