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Manual handling: the challenges of different care environments.

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) continue to be a problem in the health and social care setting, despite staff receiving mandatory manual handling training for many decades. The author discusses WRMSDs, with a focus on various nursing roles. The principle of manual handling as solely 'person moving' or 'transferring' is challenged because a range of activities can cause musculoskeletal problems. The legislation and regulations are explored in relation to practice. The benefits of introducing a specific risk-assessment tool designed for nurses working in neonatal wards is discussed.

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Name: British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
ISSN: 0966-0461
Pages: 358-363

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