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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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W hen we think of health- care-related ergonomics, one of the first things we think about is lifting and transporting patients. Those are very important consider- ations, but staying injury- and pain-free starts with the way you carry yourself. During a recent visit to an outpatient facility, I found myself studying the staff around me. As a master trainer specializing in biomechanics, I couldn't help but notice — and begin to diagnose — what I was seeing. Many staff members seemed to have low back and hip issues, both the people who were on their feet almost the entire time and those sitting 1 0 0 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 5 Preparation is the key to prevention. Line Doucet, MBA Delray Beach, Fla. z IT SHOULDN'T HURT Recognizing that health care is phys- ically demanding is the first step toward staying injury-free. Stay Ahead of Ergonomic Injuries Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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