hi, i am a student at Western Michigan working on a design project. the intent is to create a stretcher or moving devise that will move a patient from one bed to another in several situations (i.e. xray, surgery, IC). i need some information that would be greatly appreaciated from you practicing nurses.
if you could answer some if not all these questions you would greatly help my research for this!
-How often are you lifting?
-Does backpain ever bother you?
-are there enough people to assist in lifting or moving a patient?
-have you ever ran into a situation where there was a problem from moving a -patient? -for you? for the patient?
-do you use any techniques/shortcuts to move someone?
-for current market products(beds, stretchers) is there anything that you notice that you could improve upon?
-What is the best technique that you have found to move a patient?
-how many times do you do this a day?
-have you know anyone that has had to take off work from back pain?
-are there any other problem that occur or get noticed when moving someone?
-also, if you have any ideas or other info that could be useful?
your help is much appreciated
western michigan design team