Physical stresses on caregivers when repositioning patients in bed

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(Jie Zhou, Ergonomics researcher at Hillrom, Ph.D, AEP, 09. December, 2020 )

Repositioning patients in bed is the most common patient handling activity and is associated with musculoskeletal disorders in caregivers. Repositioning aids may mitigate the risk of injury. The current study investigated the effects of commonly used repositioning aids on the physical stress on caregivers.

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