FEATURES: CESafe Patient Handling and Movement: Preventing back injury among nurses requires careful selection of the safest equipment and techniques. The second of two articles.Nelson, Audrey PhD, RN, FAAN; Owen, Bernice PhD, RN; Lloyd, John D. MErgS, CPE; Fragala, Guy PhD, PE, CSP; Matz, Mary W. MSPH; Amato, Margaret RN; Bowers, Judith PhD, RN; Moss-Cureton, Susan RN; Ramsey, Glenn; Lentz, Karen RNAuthor Information Audrey Nelson is the director of the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, where John D. Lloyd is an ergonomist and Mary W. Matz is an industrial hygienist. Bernice Owen recently retired from the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she was a professor; Guy Fragala is director, Environmental Health and Safety, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester; Margaret Amato is an outpatient services manager at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Milwaukee; Judith Bowers is a patient safety officer for the Veterans Administration, VISN 15, Kansas City, MO; Susan Moss-Cureton recently retired as associate medical center director for patient care services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN; Glenn Ramsey is a rehabilitation planning specialist for the Veterans Administration, Memphis; and Karen Lentz is a project manager at Healthcare Analysis Information Group, Milwaukee. Contact author: [email protected]. This article has been adapted from material originally presented on the Web site of the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, which can be found online at www.patientsafetycenter.com. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2003 - Volume 103 - Issue 3 - p 32-43 Buy SDC Take the CE Test In Brief The second of two articles on preventing back injury among nurses offers a method of selecting the safest equipment and techniques. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.