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Nursing Staff and Musculoskeletal Disorders: How to Promote the Application of Preventive Practices in the Workplace

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to promote reflection, present strategies facilitating the application, by nursing staff, of practices for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and propose ways of supporting the implementation of these strategies.

Intended for anyone interested in preventing MSDs in nursing staff, it is specifically designed for managers and individuals in charge of prevention and training in the healthcare system.

The document is presented in the form of fact sheets on the six main factors that influence the application of MSD prevention practices. These fact sheets can be used to plan prevention activities or training sessions.