Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level-a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients
Introduction: A Brief History of the MAPO Index Equation and Relationship with a Specific Preventive Plan. A Review of Work-Related MSDs in Caregivers. Manual Handling in the Healthcare Sector: The International Approach to Risk Assessment. Manual Patient-Handling Risks: Occupational Biomechanics (Biomechanical Hazards of Manual Patient Handling). Methods and Criteria for Analyzing Manual Patient Handling by Healthcare Workers. MAPO Index Validation: Studies on the Association with WMSDs. Analysis of Patient-Handling Tasks in Operating Rooms. Analysis of Outpatient Services and Day Hospital. Emergency Department: Setting Up Preventive Strategies for Manual Patient Handling. Procedures and Tools for Choosing Adequate Equipment. Definition and Management of Preventive Planning. Examples of Manual Patient-Handling Risk Assessment in Various Wards. References. Index.