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Understanding the Impact of Time Constraint Regulation on the Appropriation of Moving Patients Safety Principles by Patient Attendant Recruits


Integrating new patient attendants (PAs) in Québec residential centres presents a major occupational health and safety (OHS) challenge, quantifiable in terms of CSST-compensated occupational injuries. The learning and appropriation of Moving Patients Safety Principles (MPSP) by recruits is complicated by the considerable impact of collectively shared time regulation strategies.

This study is primarily intended to show how the working pace set by the work team (PAs, nurses’ aides and nurses) influences the collective application of time regulation strategies and hinders the ability of PAs to apply MPSP.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2014-0029
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2017
  • François Aubry (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
  • Élise Ledoux (IRSST)
  • Yves Couturier (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Lise Desmarais (Université de Sherbrooke)