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Getting to Zero in Washington State Nursing Homes: Final Report On Intervention Effectiveness.


PB2004106476

Publication Date 2003
Personal Author Silverstein, B.; Rockefeller, K.; Howard, N.; Kalat, J.; Pollisar, N.
Page Count 194
Abstract The goals of this research have been two-fold. The first goal was to evaluate the implementation of zero-lift type programs in nursing homes in Washington State after distribution of zero-lift program training materials by the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) to 75% of Washington State nursing homes. Two specific workers' compensation incentive programs were also evaluated to determine their effectiveness in the successful implementation of zero-lift programs in different geographic regions in Washington State. The second goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs in the overall goal of reducing the incidence and severity of low back and shoulder injuries in nursing assistants in nursing homes that may be caused or aggravated by resident handling activities.
Keywords
  • Washington(State)
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Preventive measures
  • Back injuries
  • Interventions
  • Training
  • Program evaluation
  • Zero-lift programs
  • PATH analysis
  • PATH(Postures activities tools and handling)
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries, Olympia. Safety & Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.; Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistical Consulting, Seattle, WA.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistical Consulting, Seattle, WA. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200425
Getting to Zero in Washington State Nursing Homes: Final Report On Intervention Effectiveness.
Getting to Zero in Washington State Nursing Homes: Final Report On Intervention Effectiveness.
PB2004106476

  • Washington(State)
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Preventive measures
  • Back injuries
  • Interventions
  • Training
  • Program evaluation
  • Zero-lift programs
  • PATH analysis
  • PATH(Postures activities tools and handling)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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