Implementing ergonomic solutions in healthcare settings can be a challenge due to the unique nature of the various work environments within hospitals and clinics. Yet all healthcare workers need well-designed ergonomic workplaces to ensure they are able to provide the best possible outcome for patients. Using case studies, Ms. James will highlight top challenges in healthcare settings and demonstrate best practice solutions for resolving them.
• Account for all challenges in evaluating the many unique work areas within healthcare, including acute care and outpatient clinics
• Recognize solutions for some of the more unique work areas such as pharmacy, operating rooms, patient handling and transport, materials management, electronic medical records (EMR), laboratories, ambulatory surgery, and morgue/autopsy
• Use varied approaches to gain acceptance for implementing ergonomic solutions