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Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders: Ergonomic Considerations

Healthcare is a high-risk industry for injury. This is especially true for home healthcare and hospice workers.

Each year, in excess of 27,400 home healthcare and hospice workers experience an injury. Many of these injuries are preventable.

This course will teach you how to avoid work-related repetitive stress injury to your:

  • Wrists
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Other at-risk areas of your body

You will learn:

  • Risk factors for injury
  • How good ergonomics can protect against injury

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define "ergonomics"
  • Describe how ergonomics protects against work-related injury
  • List common types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including causes, symptoms, and risk factors
  • Describe strategies for preventing MSDs
  • List healthy habits for preventing work-related injury