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Ergonomics In Employees of Health Care Institutions Working With Both Neurological Patients and Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders (rene Project - Erasmus +)
Introduction: Ergonomy is very important factor in health institutions that affects the quality of work, absenteeism and employee satisfaction. When analyzing the ergonomic arrangement of the workplace in particular health institution, it is essential to determine what threats the employees are exposed to when performing their work. Methods: The aim of the preliminary research was to gather relevant information on the further development of a culture of risk prevention in the field of ergonomics in the health sector and thus to improve working conditions and the quality of care. The project involves ergonomics experts from Finland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal and Spain, in order to obtain data on knowledge, competencies and dissemination of tools and best practices in the field of ergonomics. Results: From all 51 included health institutions, we included in the survey 100 health professionals who estimate that there is an average of 3.74 risk assessment (5 high risk) for musculoskeletal injuries in employees performing patient transfer. 85% of those involved do not know ergonomic standards or EU guidelines. 94% do not know exactly whether there are guidelines / recommendations for the number of training days for physiotherapists /carers regarding safe patient management. 91% state that universities have a great influence (score 5) in promoting ergonomics or safe handling of patients. patients in healthcare. Conclusions: Through the presented RENE project, 98% of participants expect the optimal development of education and training tools across the EU regarding the use of ergonomics in patients in healthcare.