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Reducing incidence of low-back injuries reduces cost

Author(s): Brophy, M.O., Achimore, L.
To reduce musculoskeletal injuries in employees and to lower the financial costs associated with them, a 525-bed county nursing home in upstate New York initiated a five-step ergonomics program and purchased mechanical lifting devices. The five steps in the program were (1) creation of a resident transfer evaluation team, (2) establishment of an accident review committee, (3) mandatory ergonomics...
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Added October 2012

Visual Risk Factors for Falls in Older People

Author(s): Lord, S. R., Dayhew, J.
Added September 2017

Feeling at home in nursing homes

Author(s): De Veer, A. J. E., Kerkstra, A.
Added October 2017

Health effect of improved meal ambiance in a Dutch nursing home: a 1-year intervention study

Author(s): Mathey, M. F., Vanneste, V. G., de Graaf, C., de Groot, L. C., van Staveren, W. A.
Added October 2017

Tap water colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and relation to Pseudomonas infections of ICU patients

Author(s): Trautmann, M., Michalsky, T., Wiedeck, H., Radosavljevic, V., Ruhnke, M.
Added October 2017

Effect of flooring on standing comfort and fatigue

Author(s): Cham, R., Redfern, M. S.
Standing for extended periods of time, especially within restricted areas, has been shown to exacerbate a variety of health problems often related to lower-body tiredness, swelling, and pain. Previous studies investigating how different flooring materials and their varying properties (stiffness, elasticity, and energy absorption) contribute to these health problems have shown conflicting results.
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Added October 2017

Outpatient surgery care unit work process redesign

Author(s): Kildea-Pahl, D., Baltimore, J., Kosiara, B.
Added April 2018