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Learning for life: Musculoskeletal disorders

first_imgLife Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. Traditionally the causes of computer-related injuries are: a) High speed, low pressure, poor equipment b) Low speed, high pressure, poor equipment c) High speed, high pressure, poor equipment d) High speed, low pressure, expensive equipment 2. David’s at risk of injury because: a) He has no secretary b) Of e-mail c) His secretary is on leave d) His secretary cannot use e-mail 3. Risk factors for WRULD include: a) Static load, poor posture, stress b) Static load, poor posture, home working c) Static load, home working, stress d) Home working, poor posture, stress 4. Static load is: a) Lifting and handling b) Unloading a vehicle c) Moving a computer d) Holding muscles with little or no movement 5. Kane (1984) reports that the strain on the neck can lead to pain inthe: a) Neck b) Head c) Arm d) Wrist 6. Stress is: a) The result of bad work b) Highly objective c) The result of overwork d) Highly subjective 7. What skills do schools not teach today? a) Language b) Typing c) Word processing d) Secretarial 8. What is the limiting factor in voice recognition? a) Open plan office b) Noisy office c) Hot desking d) The general public 9. Which lucky NHS worker gets a PC on their desk? a) Nurse manager b) Physiotherapy manager c) Departmental manager d) Medical consultant 10. Who first identified mental stress as a key factor in the developmentof musculoskeletal injuries? a) Ramazzini b) Trevethic c) Pheasant d) Harrington Feedback1.c A great deal has been written and researched about the effects of usingPCs and DSE/VDUs. Poor workstation and poor job design are the main culprits.Refresh your memory and update your knowledge by undertaking a literaturesearch. 2. b David does not have any typing skills and this is anadditional factor putting him at risk of WRULDs. 3. a 4. d Refresh yourmemory on the physiology and health effects of static load. 5. c 6. dHSE publish an excellent resource pack Mental well-being in the workplace thatincludes information how to deal with stress in the workplace. 7. b Canyou type? Can your colleagues? How did they learn? Is there a need for acomputer typing teaching package in your organisation? Would this help toprevent WRULDs? 8. a Discuss with your colleagues the implication ofvoice recognition software in your organisation and whether this would have animpact on the OH department, either directly or indirectly. If OH is aboutpreventative rather than reactive health care, then what changes should the OHdepartment be considering with the introduction of such software? 9. dNo comment! 10. a Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: Musculoskeletal disordersOn 1 Dec 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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