Manual handling risk management: critical care beds and support systems
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Manual handling risk management: critical care beds and support systems

Howard Griffiths Clinical practice tutor, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea

This article examines the reduction of manual handling risk to nurses through discussion of the technical and ergonomic features of critical care beds and support systems. It describes the features of different types of manual handling equipment, in particular trolleys, beds and patient platform support surfaces.

Correspondence t.h.griffiths@swan.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 32,45-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.04.20.32.45.c4126

Published in print: 19 April 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review