Healthcare Provider-Centered: Ergonomics of Movement and Functionality
There is a mutual interaction between health and the workplace. Ergonomics is the study of this interaction. With the increase in healthcare sector productivity and activity, work-related mental stress and physical injuries are bound to increase. The distracted body and mind of a healthcare provider can lead to the compromised safety of patients and, ultimately, poor outcomes. Application of workplace ergonomics leads to healthier and better lifestyles for doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare providers. There are recommended guidelines in place for hospitals and administrators to ensure a healthy workforce. This chapter gives the introduction and application of ergonomics at hospitals to improve health and safety for all.
KeywordsErgonomics Healthcare workers Workplace injuries Mental health Guidelines
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