Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres
Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (March 2011)
Healthcare ergonomics needed sooner, not later
“Oh my aching back,” I moaned, after attempting to cram several home projects into a few free hours. My need for rest and recuperation soon overcame my enthusiasm. I had edged myself into the throes of that malady well-known to ergo-savvy colleagues: overexertion. Ergonomic factors are everywhere, even home projects. Fortunately, this did not affect anyone other than me, which isn’t the case in healthcare.
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