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Introducing a new technique for limb prepping in orthopedic surgeries: Designing, construction, and evaluation of limb-lifting assistive device

Mojeni, M.T. and Najafi, S.A. and Nomali, M. (2015) Introducing a new technique for limb prepping in orthopedic surgeries: Designing, construction, and evaluation of limb-lifting assistive device. Workplace Health and Safety, 63 (5). pp. 196-199.

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Abstract

Lifting and holding patients' limbs while preparing the skin for orthopedic surgeries may be a lengthy process causing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for preoperative team members. Studies reported weight limits for lifting and holding limbs; whenever this weight is greater than a specific amount, additional staff or assistive devices are needed because nurses and support staff working in orthopedic operating rooms (ORs) are at high risk of MSDs. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the design, construction, and effectiveness of a limb-lifting assistive device installed in the OR of 5 Azar Hospital affiliated with Golestan University of Medical Sciences and used during the surgical preparation process. Copyright © 2015 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2016 05:22
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 05:19
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4712

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