Specific prevention. An injury and illness prevention program

Specific measures such as educating healthcare employees
on safety precautions in the workplace, educating and practicing proper
bending and lifting techniques, reducing slippery floors and adequate use of
signs to notify employees of hazards, clearing clutter and dangerous objects
in the work area, safe patient handling techniques by using lifts to transfer
overweight patients, hazard identification and prevention. An injury and
illness prevention program is a proactive, collaborative process to find and
fix workplace hazards before employees are injured or become ill.

 

C (Comparison):

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Monthly assessment of injury rates and evaluation of
safety programs by performance improvement.

 

O (Outcome):

Decrease in the number of healthcare employee injuries,
illness and time off work .

 

Write the full PICO question in a concise, coherent
sentence:

Healthcare
employees between ages 30 and 60 through education on safety precautions,
practicing proper bending and lifting techniques, hazard identification and
prevention, would receive monthly evaluation and feedback by performance
improvement to help decrease the number of injuries and illness.

 

 

              During
this research paper the databases that I used under Frostburg state university
library were the Academic search complete, CINAHL plus with full text and
MEDLINE EBSCO databases. The search terms that I used under basic search were safety
of health care employees, safety issues in the workplace. In the advanced
search I used terms like safety, healthcare, employees or injuries, healthcare
employees, workplace. I conducted this research on 10/1/17, 10/3/17 and 10/5/17
respectively to obtain substantial information for my research paper.

                                       Individual
Evidence Summary

Databases Used:
Academic search complete, CINAHL plus with full text, MEDLINE
EBSCO

Search Terms Used:
basic search were safety of health care employees, safety
issues in the workplace. In the advanced search safety, healthcare, employees.
safety issues in the workplace

Filters Used:
 
 
 

 

#

Author

Year

Evidence Type

Sample Size

Results
Recommendation

Limitations

Strength/
Quality

1

   Peled

2005

 Peer reviewed study

A population of Nurses, Physicians, nursing assistants and
household cleaning employees in a hospital setting.

The results of this research review indicate that there
continues to be many reports of injuries sustained on the job in various
population of employees working in a hospital environment.

Small sample size limited in examining Nurses, Physicians,
nursing assistants and household cleaning employees.

Strength Level III/ Quality  B