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[ARCHIVED] An examination of intra-shift factors contributing to manual handling injuries among nurses [online]

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Daws Park, S. Aust.: Repatriation General Hospital
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Publications previously produced by SafeWork SA and WorkCoverSA, referencing superseded South Australian legislation, are made available online via this Library catalogue. This title may include links to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available. 

A 2 year retrospective study of manual handling injuries among nursing staff, revealed an aggregation of such incidents in the 4th quartile of nursing shifts. Literature research revealed no existing studies in this area. The aim of the study, was to perform a detailed analysis of work patterns and practices of nurses working with dependent patients, so as to assess the risk factors of manual handling injury arising form intra-shift variations in nursing work. In particular to identify any mechanisms involved in the last 'quartile' effect. A Grants scheme project. Methodology, development and preparation of the report were undertaken by Paul Rothmoew ; Gillian Elix.
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