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Saving Our Backs: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility for Home Care

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000131
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Saving Our Backs: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility for Home Care

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CE TEST QUESTIONS

GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the options for safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) programs that reduce the risk of injury in home healthcare.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the incidence and risk factors for injury among practitioners in home healthcare.
  2. Recognize barriers and misconceptions regarding SPHM programs, and strategies to promote their implementation.
  1. According to the U.Bureau of Labor Statistics, how do nurses and healthcare workers rank in their rate of nonfatal work-related injuries?
    1. First
    2. Second
    3. Third
    4. Fourth
  2. Studies of the effect of work-related musculoskeletal injuries on nurses demonstrated that what percentage of those surveyed reported chronic back pain?
    1. 32%
    2. 42%
    3. 52%
    4. 62%
  3. A study by the American Nurses Association indicated that what percentage of the nurse participants rated developing a disabling musculoskeletal disorder as a top health and safety concern?
    1. 32%
    2. 42%
    3. 52%
    4. 62%
  4. Of the nurses who reported work-related musculoskeletal injuries, what percentage continued to work despite their pain?
    1. 50%
    2. 60%
    3. 70%
    4. 80%
  5. Research has shown that traditional manual patient handling training programs that promote proper body mechanics as the optimal method for reducing healthcare worker injuries actually
    1. decreased injury incidence significantly.
    2. decreased injury incidence slightly.
    3. did not decrease injury incidence.
    4. slightly increased injury incidence.
  6. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has recommended which of the following as the maximum amount of weight healthcare workers should lift under optimum ergonomic conditions?
    1. 25 pounds
    2. 35 pounds
    3. 45 pounds
    4. 55 pounds
  7. The Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Defense are among the organizations reporting that SPHM programs decreased the occurrence of healthcare workers' injuries as much as
    1. 65%.
    2. 75%.
    3. 85%.
    4. 95%.
  8. The use of gait belts with handles and transfer slide boards is an example of which of the following categories of controls required for SPHM programs?
    1. Engineering
    2. Administrative
    3. Behavioral
    4. Manual
  9. Which of the following is a new innovation that quickly allows patients to transfer from bed to wheelchair with no manual lifting and only minimal assistance from a single caregiver?
    1. Ceiling-mounted lifts with various types of slings
    2. Portable floor lifts with various types of slings
    3. Powered air-assist inflatable transfer systems
    4. No-lift bed–wheelchair transfer systems
  10. Which of the following is a motorized overhead tract system with a sling attachment in one or more rooms in the patient's home?
    1. Ceiling-mounted lifts with various types of slings
    2. Portable floor lifts with various types of slings
    3. Powered air-assist inflatable transfer systems
    4. No-lift bed-wheelchair transfer systems
  11. Education and training of staff in the use of various types of controls are examples of which of the following categories of modalities required for SPHM programs?
    1. Engineering
    2. Administrative
    3. Behavioral
    4. Manual
  12. No-lift, zero-lift, minimal lift, and lift teams are types of policies that exemplify which of the following categories of controls required for SPHM programs?
    1. Engineering
    2. Administrative
    3. Behavioral
    4. Manual
  13. Benefits of SPHM programs in home care include a reduction in the incidence of
    1. pressure ulcers.
    2. hypostatic pneumonia.
    3. deep-vein thrombosis.
    4. urinary tract infections.
  14. Which of the following is a significant barrier to SPHM practices in home care?
    1. Reluctance to give up manual transfer methods
    2. Inadequate training in using the equipment
    3. Variations in third-party coverage of equipment
    4. Liability concerns if the patient purchases the equipment
  15. There is a prevalent misconception that SPHM equipment is
    1. dangerous.
    2. impersonal.
    3. ineffective.
    4. complicated.
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