Evidence-Based Patient Handling: Techniques and Equipment
Providing care and treatment for patients usually requires moving
and handling activities, associated with high rates of back
injuries for nursing staff. Over the last 20 years a number of
guidelines have been published based on professional consensus.
Evidence-Based Patient Handling tackles the challenge of producing
an evidence base to support clinical practice and is presented in
three sections tasks, equipment and interventions. This book
challenges previously held opinions about moving and handling and
provides the foundation for future practice.
"The book covers the evidence related to controversial techniques, patient-handling tasks, equipment used in these tasks, and interventions used to reduce injuries. There are many summary tables and flow charts. Studies are summarized and well referenced....This is great book for anyone who cares what the evidence shows related to patient handling and back injuries. I have never seen a book similar to this one. Nursing needs books like this for every type of intervention. This is true evidence-based practice and some of the findings challenge established practices. This is a must have book for those in risk management, employee health, and others developing patient care policy.." -Doody Reviews, 2003
Section One 1. Introduction and Background 2. Method of Systematic review 3. Controversial Issues Section Two: Tasks 4. Transfers 5. Caring Tasks 6. Specialist Areas Section Three: 7. Small Aids 8. Beds 9. Hoists Section Four: Interventions 10. Training Programmes 11. Other Interventions References