Robert Larson, Martin Rice; Reducing Occupational Hazards for Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Forces Involved When Sliding a Patient Up in Bed Using a Variety of Draw Sheets. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(4_Supplement_1):7211520307p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO4029.
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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
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