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Body Mechanics and Complications in the Nursing Personnel of the Emergency Service of Luis Vernaza General Hospital (Ecuador)


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1 Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
2 Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Departamento de Investigación, CP: 020150, Guaranda, Ecuador
     

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In nursing work, multiple tasks that require physical effort were developed. The mobilization and transport of patients, prolonged standing work, repetitive movements and lack of rest due to double work in the majority, are important risk factors that produce with the passage of time, bone, muscle, joint and tendinous. If this is added to an inadequate posture and incorrect application of the principles of body mechanics, the risk increases. The objective of this study was to determine the causes of complications related to the non-correct application of body mechanics in nursing personnel. To this end, the research question is: with the incorrect application of body mechanics increases the complications presented by the nursing staff working in this service. The responses received show that the staff is aware of body procedure techniques that do not apply and that most have nervous complications. Taking into account the above, frequent training of nurses is recommended, as well as the use of the manual of ergonometric techniques that guarantees the conservation of health.

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Body Mechanics, Complications, Ergonomic, Techniques, LVHG.
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Authors

Jenny Morejon Agualongo
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
Janeth Sánchez Iza
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
Gladys Naranjo Chávez
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
María Olalla García
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
Silvana Lopez Paredes
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
Maura Munoz
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Carrera de Enfermería, Ecuador
Favian Bayas-Morejon
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Departamento de Investigación, CP: 020150, Guaranda, Ecuador

Abstract


In nursing work, multiple tasks that require physical effort were developed. The mobilization and transport of patients, prolonged standing work, repetitive movements and lack of rest due to double work in the majority, are important risk factors that produce with the passage of time, bone, muscle, joint and tendinous. If this is added to an inadequate posture and incorrect application of the principles of body mechanics, the risk increases. The objective of this study was to determine the causes of complications related to the non-correct application of body mechanics in nursing personnel. To this end, the research question is: with the incorrect application of body mechanics increases the complications presented by the nursing staff working in this service. The responses received show that the staff is aware of body procedure techniques that do not apply and that most have nervous complications. Taking into account the above, frequent training of nurses is recommended, as well as the use of the manual of ergonometric techniques that guarantees the conservation of health.

Keywords


Body Mechanics, Complications, Ergonomic, Techniques, LVHG.

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