Poster Session  |   November 2018
Reducing Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury in Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Forces Involved in Lateral Patient Transfers Using Various Transfer Devices
Author Affiliations
  • Brigham Young University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Reducing Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury in Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Forces Involved in Lateral Patient Transfers Using Various Transfer Devices
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505150p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7014
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505150p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7014
Abstract

Date Presented 4/21/2018

Materials are available to occupational therapy practitioners that can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury during patient handling. This study examined the SallyTube and the Smooth Mover transfer board, which both reduced the hand forces involved with a lateral patient transfer compared with a cotton sheet.

Primary Author and Speaker: Robert Larson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Martin Rice