Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)

Olga Menoni, Natale Battevi, Silvia Cairoli

September 18, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 223 Pages - 78 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482217186 - CAT# K22094

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Features

  • Provides tools to easily assess the risk from manual patient handling and at the same time identify priorities for action
  • Includes a conceptual framework that shows how to overcome organizational differences that may be encountered in different countries
  • Helps you comply with the application of technical report 12296 about manual patient handling
  • Covers the analysis of different organizational aspects of caregivers’ activity
  • Discusses ergonomic choices of aids and effectiveness of aids
  • Details how to develop preventative plans with specific examples in different hospital and geriatric units

Summary

Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level—a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients) details the analysis of patient handling risk using the MAPO method in different areas of healthcare and helps you develop strategies to mitigate them.

Focusing on the organization of work, this approach gives you the tools to:

  • Rapidly analyse the problem
  • Rapidly identify solutions
  • Effectively monitor the results of preventive actions

One of the special features of this approach is that it employs tools that allow you to allocate financial resources to estimate what investments are needed to achieve specific results. This means taking the decision-making process out of the hands of ergonomics experts and putting it into those of healthcare facility administrators.