Hoists: Selection criteria and standards

D. Panciera, O. Menoni, M. G. Ricci, N. Battevi, E. Occhipinti

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Abstract

A fundamental part of the prevention strategies aimed at reducing risk due to manual handling of patients is the use of appropriate aids. This paper defines the basic types of aids for hospital wards and also proposes a procedure for choice of the type of aid. The procedure uses a specific protocol and also analyses work organisation and the environmental features of the ward. The proposed criteria for choice concern at first place the fundamental requirements of the equipment: safety for operator and patient, simplicity of use and comfort for the patient Secondly the basic determinants for the choice of the type of aid are the kind of disabled patient usually present in the ward, and the analysis of the movements done during patients handling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'
Pages797-800
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2000Aug 4 2000

Other

OtherProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/29/008/4/00

Keywords

  • Patient handling
  • Technical aids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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