Medication cart ergonomic checklist

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Medication cart ergonomic checklist

Medication cart ergonomic checklist

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
International
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Provider (Original)
Cornell University Ergonomics Web

Description

This checklist provides guidance on the ergonomic design of a medication cart as this impacts patient and staff safety and health issues. The checklist is not a list of features, but rather a list of items that affect ease of use, safety, and effectiveness and reduce the chance of a medical error. The checklist can be used to evaluate a single cart or to compare multiple cart designs. 

 

This checklist provides guidance on the ergonomic design of a medication cart as this impacts patient and staff safety and health issues. The checklist is not a list of features, but rather a list of items that affect ease of use, safety, and effectiveness and reduce the chance of a medical error. The checklist can be used to evaluate a single cart or to compare multiple cart designs. 

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Supervisor
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Year
2017