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Quiet Care Ergonomics Training for Healthcare Workers OSHA Nursing Home Guidelines

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OSHA Nursing Home Guidelines OSHA likewise saw the need to address this major issue in the Healthcare Industry… . OSHA Targeted Several Industries – Nursing Home Industry – 1 st Targeted March 13, 2003

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Why has OSHA focused on Nursing Homes? OSHA perceived that immediate consideration staff in nursing homes encounter high quantities of back and other musculoskeletal wounds each year.

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Why has OSHA focused on Nursing Homes? OSHA targets Patient taking care of as the most serious danger component adding to the greater part of wounds, lost & limited workdays, and laborer\'s comp costs in Nursing Homes

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Why has OSHA focused on Nursing Homes? As per OSHA… The nursing home industry damage episode rate is 13.9 wounds and sicknesses for every 100 all day specialists. This is more than twofold the episode rate of 6.1 of industry all in all. (US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Clinic eTool-HealthCare wide risks module: Ergonomics. Recovered 6/12/02 from http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hospital_etool/dangers/hence/ergo.html )

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Why has OSHA focused on Nursing Homes? OSHA abridged these discoveries: Nursing Home specialists endure most wounds (51.2 %) when taking care of Patients. 58% of their wounds are strains and sprains. While back wounds represent 27% of all wounds in the private segment, in nursing homes they represent 42% of all wounds. (OSHA. (n.d.) Worker security and wellbeing in the nursing home industry. Recovered 6/10/02 from http://www.osha.gov/NewInit/NurseHome/factsht.html )

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OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Reducing Staff Injury and Improving Patient Safety

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Strategies to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries in ALL Industries OSHA Outreach & Assistance Consultation Services Compliance Assistance Specialists Regional Office (Atlanta) OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Educational Resource Centers www.osha.gov

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Strategies to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries in Industries Enforcement General Duty Clause Ergonomic Guidelines Act as "Rules" Offer Best Practices & Sources of Information

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OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes Primary Goal… "Giving a contrasting option to manual Patient lifting is the essential objective of the ergonomic procedure in the nursing home setting and of these Guidelines."

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OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes "OSHA suggests that manual lifting of Patients be minimized in ALL cases and wiped out when doable."

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Recommendations for Employers Develop Process for Protecting Workers * Identify Problems/Implement answers for Patient lifting and repositioning * Identify Problems/Implement answers for exercises other than Patient lifting and repositioning * Training * (* incorporated into this Training)

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1. Create Process for Protecting Workers that… Provides Management Support Involves Employees Identifies Problems Implements Solutions Addresses Reports of Injuries Provides Training Evaluates Ergonomic Efforts

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2 . Distinguish Problems/Implement Solutions for Patient Lifting and Repositioning Analyze necessities and capacities of Patients * Use set up conventions to decide proper taking care of & development strategies particular for every Patient * Integrate Patient taking care of arrangements & hardware into Nursing Home *

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Making beds Feeding Patients Lifting sustenance plate Collecting squanders Pushing overwhelming trucks Bending to expel things from a profound truck Lifting & conveying while accepting & stocking supplies Bending & physically wrenching bed Removing clothing from washer/dryer More… 3. Recognize Problems & Implement Solutions for "Other" Activities

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Consider worker introduction to: Forceful efforts Repetitive exercises Awkward stances Consider these parts of the 3 sorts of Exposures : Duration Frequency Magnitude of presentation 3. Recognize Problems & Implement Solutions for "Other" Activities To figure out whether issues exist with these "Other" exercises…

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4. Preparing Train Nursing Assistants and Other Workers at Risk of Injury Charge Nurses & Supervisors Designated Program Managers

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OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes Training Recommendations for Nursing Assistants and Other Workers at Risk of Injury

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OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes Training for Nursing Assistants and Other Workers at Risk of Injury NH Policies & Procedures to take after to maintain a strategic distance from damage, including legitimate work hones & utilization of gear NH Procedures for reporting business related wounds & ailments as required by OSHA

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OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes Training for Nursing Assistants and Other Workers at Risk of Injury How to perceive Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and their initial recognition Advantages of tending to early signs of MSDs before genuine harm creates

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Injuries and sicknesses influencing muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, joints or spine Some normal MSD\'s are: De Quervain\'s illness Epicondylitis Rotator Cuff Syndrome Sciatica Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What are MSD\'s?

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Causes of Workplace MDS\'s Exposure to: Repetition Forceful Exertions Awkward Postures Contact Stress Vibration

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Musculoskeletal Disorders Lifting and moving Patients can likewise prompt MSDs  MSDs can happen two ways: Develop progressively and deteriorate after some time (total injury) Result from a solitary occasion (lifting a substantial Patient)

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Musculoskeletal Disorders How would you know in case you\'re building up a MSD? Torment that won\'t leave Joints won\'t move effectively Swelling  

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Signs & Symptoms of MSDs Decreased grasping quality Decreased scope of movement Loss of muscle capacity Inability to finish day by day errands Pain in wrists, shoulders, lower arms, knees Fingers/toes turning white

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Back or neck torment Stiffness Painful joints Pain, shivering or deadness in hands or legs Shooting or cutting agony in arms or legs Swelling or aggravation Burning sensation Signs & Symptoms of MSDs

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Musculoskeletal Disorders To counteract genuine damage… If you think you might build up a MSD, deal with it NOW! Use lifting hardware to diminish or wipe out the requirement for lifting Patients and perhaps harming yourself!

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Consequences of not reporting expeditiously If you have signs & side effects that are not reported early, lasting inability may come about. Bosses are required to react instantly to those reports.

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OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes Training Recommendations for Charge Nurses & Supervisors

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Training for Charge Nurses & Supervisors Reinforce security program at office Oversee reporting rules & execute ergonomic proposals Ensure legitimate staff work hones Responses to harm reports

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OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes Training Recommendations for Designated Program Managers

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Training for Designated Program Managers Problem distinguishing proof by means of agendas, damage information examination Selection of appropriate gear & work hones Assist laborers actualize arrangements Evaluate adequacy of ergonomics

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You Have Help! This Training Program VA Patient Care Resource Guide: Safe Patient Handling & Movement VA Technology Resource Guide www.patientsafetycenter.com

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You Have Help! OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Nursing Homes www.osha.gov/ergonomics/rules/nursinghome/index.html OSHA site www.osha.gov OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists in OSHA zone workplaces

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You Have Help! OSHA Regional Office in Atlanta, GA OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Educational Resource Center Cal/OSHA "A Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers" ( www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/backinj.pdf)

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