References for Preventing Back Injuries in Health Care Settings

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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007, Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by industry and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, 2006. U.S. Department of Labor. Washington, DC.

2. State of Washington [2006]. An act relating to reducing injuries among patients and healthcare workers. Accessible on Web at: Reports/House/1672.HBR.pdf

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4a. BLS Table R12

4b. NSC

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7. Collins, J.W., Wolf, L., Bell, J., and Evanoff, B. (2004). An evaluation of a “best practices” musculoskeletal injury prevention program in nursing homes. Injury Prevention, 10, 206-211.

8. Garg, A. (1999). Long-term effectiveness of “Zero-Lift Programs” in seven nursing homes and one hospital. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract Report No. U60/CCU512089-02.

9. National Council of State Boards of Nursing [2006]. National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)® Website. Accessible on Web at: Last accessed on November 25, 2006.

10. Nelson et al. (2007): Evidence-Based Nursing School Curriculum in Safe Patient Handling. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, Art. 26.

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12. Bushard, S. (2002). Trauma in patients who are morbidly obese. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Journal, 76, 585-589.

13. Pieracci, F., Barie, P., and Pomp, A. (2006). Critical care of the bariatric patient. Critical Care Medicine, 34, 1796-1804.

14. Reto, C. (2003). Psychological aspects of delivering nursing care to the bariatric patient. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 26, 139-149.

15. Tizer, K. (2007). Extremely obese patients in the healthcare setting: Patient and staff safety. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 30, 134-141.

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