What are we teaching about Lifting and transferring patients ?
Lifting patients under the axilla has been found to be physically stressful for nurses and uncomfortable for patients.
The goals of this study were to find out :
how often educators teach this method and observe it in the clinical field ;
which assistive devices are used in teaching ;
and what authors of textbooks teach about the under-axilla method.
A questionnaire was sent to 546 baccalaureate (BS) and associate (AD) degree programs ; 358 educators responded and 337 responses were analyzed.
Eighty-three percent of the educators teach the under-axilla method for in-and out-of-bed transfers ; 94% observe it used in the clinical field.
For lifting up in bed, 56% teach the under-axilla method ; 86% observe it in the clinical field.
When assistive devices are included in teaching, the hydraulic lift and gait belt are taught most often ; less stressful and more comfortable devices are not taught or observed by most respondents.
None of the authors of the 3 most frequently used textbooks describe the use of the under-axilla method ; authors of 2 textbooks state patients should not have pressure placed on the axilla area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rachialgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Prévention, Formation professionnelle, Malade, Assistance technique, Ergonomie, Manutention, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rachialgia, United States, North America, America, Human, Health staff, Nurse, Prevention, Occupational training, Patient, Technical assistance, Ergonomics, Handling, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0128653
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.