CHCOL003 Manual Handling the Patients: Research on Health Care Professionals Assessment Answer
Research Topic 1
Being enrolled as a new nurse, that has been working in a remote area, has to understand certain practices, which would be beneficial for the wellbeing of the patient and provide optimum care. Manual handling is one of the crucial factors, which has to be safely addressed and guided for the overall care of the patient. The main aim of the essay is to focus on the research and the related factors that could focus on the healthcare professionals and providing appropriate guidelines while handling the patients (Van Hoof, 2018). It is important to understand the role of the manual handling the patients and include strategies that could support and handle it in a diligent manner,
As observed, manual handling has been an effective part of providing optimum care in hospitals, but at the same time, there can be consequences or repercussion effects that could lead to other related injuries caused to the health workers or the patients (Richardson, 2018). The importance of the manual handling has been significantly been observed in the “Safe Patient Handling ethical practices and there has been a major issue of how to handle the patients and at the same time, how to support and provide optimum support to the nurses, that can handle the case. There have been a different way, practices, and techniques, through which manual handling of the patients can be handled in a better manner, after understanding the risk associated with it. The same has been subsequently shown as per the National Back Exchange(NBE) in the UK that has guided in the ways, through which patients can be effectively handled. At the same time, in the USA, how to effectively handle the patients, and include the safe practices, that can be handled in a systematic manner, which has equally been applied in Europe and Australia and New Zealand it is an important concern, that has been included in the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act (1992), and focuses on how to minimize the ways to be handled by the employers to overcome the hazards..
In most of the cases, manual handling can be effectively be done through the below pointers-:
- Interpreting the risks
- Have a commitment factor and includes a precautionary measure that could eliminate the risk
- Includes clear roles along with achieving responsibilities
- Should have a proper explanation and understanding related to the individual employees, needs to adhere and provide proper training along with providing/maintaining equipment
- Should abide by the monitoring compliance (Powell-Cope, 2018)
While conducting the research, the focus is on the ways of effectively handling the patient manually and how to ensure minimized ways of reducing the risks.
Manual handling and how to use an effective techniques to minimize the risk of injury.
The research is focused on manual handling and how to appropriately integrate the movement techniques and the lifting technology which would be supportive of any patients. To provide a proper support system, it is important to devise and invest proper suitable equipment and provide proper training to patients and health care staff. As per the data collections and evidence, generated, there has been a constant issue that has been faced while handling the patient and how it would be appropriate to safely handle the patient, which has been a constant big challenge. At the same time, for nurses, the problems are how to reduce the risks of injury and provide better health care support while handling the patients. For this, health care has to ensure a proper mandate and also provide a proper key requirement that would help ensure the precautions and assessment while being in the facilities, includes the work and training which has been undertaken (Lafleur, 2019). It has been seen how there have been, 12% nurses that are affected and have to seek the 1 out of 6 physiotherapists and potentially have to switch over the jobs. The risk of injury and how the patients are manually handled can provide a piece of significant evidence in ensuring a proper support system financially and emotionally (Goswami, 2017). Safe manual handling has to be handled in a significant manner in complex scenarios.
To understand how the organization's commitment would be able to manage and include the risks associated while handling the patients.
To access the risk assessment along with devising an action planning processes
Includes a commitment that would be helpful to measure the reduced risk.
The systems which can help in continuously monitoring and provide proper compliance related to standard practices and policies.
Specific-: to understand the manual handling and risk of injuries caused.
Measurable-: it is measurable through qualitative research and linking with the nurses voicing opinions.
Attainable-: Deep diving into the research, includes the evidence recorded from the research methodology and having a set of data collection (Cheung 2018).
Realistic-: applies to the nurses and techniques used while handling the patients manually.
Timeline- within 1 year.
Nursing care has to face complex patient handling tasks and often have to face a high risk of injuries along with facing high musculoskeletal injury rates. From the semi-structured interviews and surveys, there has been affirmative relation seen in between the injuries faced due to manual handling and at the same time, nurses complaining of the lower back injuries that have risen from the 35 to the 80%. (Cheung, 2018) The research methodology also focuses on the qualitative research and records the nurses discussing and talking about the problems faced due to the manual handling within the healthcare context along with finding ways of injury prevention programs
Listing of Sources
Data collection method
The research methodology is focused on the literature review and included the semi-structured interviews along with the researcher's reflective journaling (Choi, 2016). To draw concrete evidence, the research was framed in critical emancipatory methodology and there have been thirteen nurses that have been included in the study, upon which qualitative research has been conducted.
Nursing, includes manual handling, Critical methodology, Emancipatory, Power relations, Voicing qualitative research.
Statement of Objective
Manual handling was the objective of the research and how to draw the research hypothesis around the statement has been an important step.
Includes ways of researching and deep-diving into the qualitative research, including the semi-structured interviews, considering opinions of the nurses and linking it with the lower back injuries has been a critical point.
Key findings and the conclusion drawn, form the research conducted has been an important step to understand the problems faced by the nurses while doing manual handling.
The research and evaluation s focused on better ways to handle the patients manually such as through the techniques or the new equipment, most of the care workers resist changes that would potentially be helpful in reducing the risks and would be effective in handling the patients.
Manual handling happens when the patients have been handled for continuous improvement and look after an issue to provide safety among nurses through the techniques
Comparison of Articles
Akbari, H., Akbari, H., Abadi, M.B.H., Fesharaki, M.G. and Ghasemi, M., 2017. Assessing the risk of manual handling of patients and its relationship with the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among nursing staff: performance evaluation of the MAPO And PTAI methods. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 19(2).
Article 2 -
Cheung, K., Szeto, G., Lai, G. and Ching, S., 2018. Prevalence of and factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in nursing assistants working in nursing homes. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(2), p.265.
|Study findings||Focuses on the ways of manual handling the patients and resultant musculoskeletal disorders among nursing staff||Manual handling and how the factors associated due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders observed in nursing assistants employed in nursing homes.|
|Strength of study||Rules of evidence shown higher cases of the manual handling and risks of developing musculoskeletal disorders observed in nurses.||Rules of evidence –shows a relationship in how the patients have been handled at home and nurses developing lower back injuries.|
|Relevance to objectives||Yes, it provides evidence and also accurately details.||Related to the proper evidence and helps to understand the injuries, it relates to the nurses affected due to it.|
|Reliability||Manual handling and the criticality of the nurses affected due to it.||Focus on the data collection and methods drawn|
Internal validity: has a specific group and focus.
External validity: It focuses on manual handling problems and the techniques employed.
Internal validity: Focuses on hand hygiene and related factors.
External validity: It focuses on the prevention of injuries and how to handle the patients in a better manner such as equipment used.
|Benefits||It would help focus on reducing chances in musculoskeletal disorder faced||The use of equipment, technologies and how to handle it efficiently.|
|Risks||Risks focus on handling the patients manually and suffering due to lower back injuries.||Risks related to the prevention of techniques and handling patients in a better manner.|
|Feasibility associated with information||within healthcare it can be used effectively but not in the homes or a lower space.||Workplace and the related issues of facing handling patients in the small set up in comparison to the larger setup.|
|Conclusions||The use of the equipment, techniques and the ways to handle the patients can be integrated into any setup, provided it can reduce the risks associated with the injuries. As the nurses have to abide by the standard practice it is important to learn and hear their voice concerns or ideas that would focus on manual handling.|
As per the research findings, there has been a constant issue that has been faced while handling the patient and how it would be appropriate to safely handle the patient, which has been a constant big challenge. At the same time, for nurses, the problems are how to reduce the risks of injury and provide better health care support while handling the patients. For this, health care has to ensure a proper mandate and also provide a proper key requirement that would help ensure the precautions and assessment while being in the facilities, includes the work and training which has been undertaken
In the end, to conclude the research, has helped to identify ways to handle patients manually and how to reduce the consequences faced such as injury. The research has identified ways to related to identification and possible ways to reduce to reduce the possible hazards that could be faced in the work by the employees. It is also important in how to handle, educate and also provide a systematic concern that can lead to managing and identifying ways to minimizing the risk and injury (McCrorie, 2017). The consequences, impacts and how one can effectively provide ways to handle in the case of health workers and patients
Impact of Conclusion
As per the research conducted, there has been evidence, due to the increase manual handling of the patients, often the nurses and health care workers suffer to the risk of injuring their backs along with the bodies and at the same time, there have been a substantial problems that could be faced such as injury caused to the musculoskeletal (Jann, 2018).
Relating it with the workplace
As found, that even with the high investment in the new equipment’s and the suitable techniques employed in the healthcare facilities, still most of the nurses and the healthcare people do not wish to use and integrate it. It is stored in the bathrooms or used in the out of the reach of the staff people and they again reposition themselves to handle the patient in a traditional manner. They do not include techniques such as drawing sheets or by placing a gait belt which would provide a concrete mechanics that would help to safeguard the patients to move and also ensure minimized injuries.
In my opinion, it is important to devise and invest proper suitable equipment and provide proper training to patients and health care staff. For this, health care has to ensure a proper mandate and also provide a proper key requirement that would help ensure the precautions and assessment while being in the facilities, includes the work and training which has been undertaken. The risk of injury and how the patients are manually handled can provide a piece of significant evidence in ensuring a proper support system financially and emotionally (Goswami, 2017).
Scope of further research
Safe manual handling has to be handled in a significant manner in complex scenarios