Body Mechanics and Complications in the Nursing Personnel of the Emergency Service of Luis Vernaza General Hospital (Ecuador)

Authors

  • Jenny Morejón Agualongo1, Janeth Sánchez Iza1, Gladys Naranjo Chávez1, María Olalla García1, Silvana López Paredes1, Maura Muñoz1, Favian Bayas-Morejón2

Keywords:

Body Mechanics, Complications, Ergonomic, Techniques, LVHG.

Abstract

In nursing work, multiple tasks that require physical effort were developed. The mobilization and transport of patients, prolonged standing work, repetitive movements and lack of rest due to double work in the majority, are important risk factors that produce with the passage of time, bone, muscle, joint and tendinous. If this is added to an inadequate posture and incorrect application of the principles of body mechanics, the risk increases. The objective of this study was to determine the causes of complications related to the noncorrect application of body mechanics in nursing personnel. To this end, the research question is: with the incorrect application of body mechanics increases the complications presented by the nursing staff working in this service. The responses received show that the staff is aware of body procedure techniques that do not apply and that most have nervous complications. Taking into account the above, frequent training of nurses is recommended, as well as the use of the manual of ergonometric techniques that guarantees the conservation of health

Author Biography

Jenny Morejón Agualongo1, Janeth Sánchez Iza1, Gladys Naranjo Chávez1, María Olalla García1, Silvana López Paredes1, Maura Muñoz1, Favian Bayas-Morejón2

1Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud y del Ser Humano, Carrera de Enfermería, 2Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente, Departamento de Investigación, CP: 020150, Guaranda-Ecuador

Published

2020-01-31