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Bibliography for patient handling

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Alamgir H, Li OW, Gorman E, Fast C, Yu S, Kidd C. Evaluation of Ceiling Lifts in Health Care Settings: Patient Outcome and Perceptions. AAOHN J 57, no. 9 (Sep 2009): 374-80.

Alamgir H, Li OW, Yu S, Gorman E, Fast C, Kidd C. Evaluation of Ceiling Lifts: Transfer Time, Patient Comfort and Staff Perceptions. Injury 40, no. 9 (Sep 2009): 987-92.

Alamgir H, Yu S, Fast C, Hennessy S, Kidd C, Yassi A. Efficiency of Overhead Ceiling Lifts in Reducing Musculoskeletal Injury among Carers, Working in Long-Term Care Institutions. Injury 39, no. 5 (May 2008): 570-7.

Chhokar R, Engst C, Miller A, Robinson D, Tate RB, Yassi A The Three-Year Economic Benefits of a Ceiling Lift Intervention Aimed to Reduce Healthcare Worker Injuries. Appl Ergon 36, no. 2 (Mar 2005): 223-9.

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

Collins J, Wolf L, Bell J, Evanoff B. Developing evidence based interventions to address the leading causes of workers compensation among health care workers Rehabilitation Nursing, (2010): 35(6):225-261.

Dutta T, Holliday PJ, Gorski SM, Baharvandy MS, Fernie GR A Biomechanical Assessment of Floor and Overhead Lifts Using One or Two Caregivers for Patient Transfers. Appl Ergon 43, no. 3 (May 2012): 521-31.

Engst C, Chhokar R, Miller A, Yassi A Effectiveness of Overhead Lifting Devices in Reducing the Risk of Injury to Care Staff in Extended Care Facilities. Ergonomics 48, no. 2 (Feb 2005): 187-99.

Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N Musculoskeletal pain among critical-care nurses by availability and use of patient lifting equipment: An analysis of cross-sectional survey data. Int J Nurs Stud. May 3.(2013).

Lipscomb HJ, Schoenfisch AL, Myers DJ, Pompeii LA, Dement JM Evaluation of direct workers’ compensation costs for musculoskeletal injuries surrounding interventions to reduce patient lifting. Occupational and Environmental Medicine; (2012) 69: 367-372.

Marras WS, Knapik CG, Ferguson S Lumbar Spine Forces During Manoeuvring of Ceiling-Based and Floor-Based Patient Transfer Devices. Ergonomics 52, no. 3 (Mar 2009): 384-97.

Nelson A, Matz M, Chen F, Siddharthan K, Lloyd J, Fragala G. Development and evaluation of a multifaceted ergonomics program to prevent injuries associated with patient handling tasks. International Journal of Nursing Studies; (2006) 43: 717-733.

Pompeii L, Lipscomb H, Schoenfisch A, Dement J Musculoskeletal injuries resulting from patient handling tasks among hospital workers. American Journal of Industrial medicine; (2009) 52: 571-578.

Rice M, Woolley, et al. Comparison of required operating forces between floor-based and overhead-mounted patient lifting devices. Ergonomics 52(1): 112-120. (2009)

Silverwood S, Haddock M Reduction of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Intensive Care Nurses Using Ceiling-Mounted Patient Lifts Dynamics 17, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 19-21.

Thomas D, Thomas Y, Borner H et al (2009). Patient handling guidelines: literature review. Wellington ACC.

Waters T, Nelson A, Proctor C (2007). Patient handling tasks with high risk for musculoskeletal disorders in critical care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 19: 131-143.

Zadvinskis I, Salsbury S. Effects of a multifaceted minimal lift environment for nursing staff: pilot results. Western Journal of Nursing Research: 2010 Feb;32(1):47-63.