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Dec 12, 2018 Archived Webinar

Shiftwork, Fatigue and the Impact on Patient Handling Injuries
Presented by: George Brogmus, MS, CPE (Certified Professional Ergonomist)
Recorded on Dec 12, 2018

Recorded on Dec 12, 2018
Provider approved by theCalifornia Board of Registered Nursing,

Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour.

Fatigue is defined differently depending on the causes and outcomes of interest. In this webinar we will look at fatigue causes and patient handling injuries due to adverse work schedules. We will discuss the magnitude and scope of the impact of fatigue due to heavy workloads and adverse work schedules and describe the kinds of tools we can use to assess associated risk. Interventions that can reduce or mitigate fatigue-related patient handling injuries will be discussed. We will include a brief introduction to an alternative perspective on back pain causation.

George Brogmus, MS, CPE (Certified Professional Ergonomist)
Mr. Brogmus is the Technical Director of Science and Technology with Liberty Mutual’s Risk Control Services, and coordinates research partnerships with Universities and technology innovators. He also is responsible for advancing the technical proficiency of Liberty Mutual consultants and creating research-based tools and interventions. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and human factors and is a PhD candidate in Public Health at UCLA. A Certified Professional Ergonomist, he teaches Occupational Ergonomics and Safety at CSUN and UCLA.

OBJECTIVES – After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define fatigue generically
  • Describe the broad range of impact that fatigue can have
  • Assess the work scheduling and sleep factors that impact fatigue
  • Evaluate the impact of fatigue on patient handling injuries
    within their scope of influence
  • Apply intervention strategies to reduce fatigue within their
    scope of influence
  • Challenge their perspective on the etiology of patient handling

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