Affiliation: University of Manitoba
- Biomechanical analysis of peak and cumulative spinal loads during simulated patient-handling activities: a substudy of a randomized controlled trial to prevent lift and transfer injury of health care workersD Daynard
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Appl Ergon 32:199-214. 2001..No single intervention can be recommended; instead all patient-handling tasks should be examined separately to determine which methods maximize reductions in both peak and cumulative lumbar forces during a manoeuver...
- A randomized controlled trial to prevent patient lift and transfer injuries of health care workersA Yassi
Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1739-46. 2001..Randomized controlled trial (RCT)...
- Work-related musculoskeletal disordersA Yassi
Department of Community Health Sciences, Winnipeg, Canada
Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:124-30. 2000..Clinicians must play a positive role in ensuring that this approach prevails...
- Utilizing data systems to develop and monitor occupational health programs in a large Canadian hospitalA Yassi
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Canada
Methods Inf Med 37:125-9. 1998..The databases were invaluable in affecting these changes...
- Components of initial and residual disability after back injury in nursesJ E Cooper
Division of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2118-22. 1998..Residual disability after back injury should be addressed in workplace-based prevention programs...
- Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a needleless intravenous access systemA Yassi
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Am J Infect Control 23:57-64. 1995..CONCLUSION: When used as intended, this system was extremely effective in reducing intravenous line-related needlestick injuries, and the system does pay for itself...
- Predictors of time loss after back injury in nursesR B Tate
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:1930-5; discussion 1936. 1999..The findings add to the evidence that workplace-based intervention programs can be effective in reducing the morbidity resulting from back injury...
- Determinants of blood and body fluid exposure in a large teaching hospital: hazards of the intermittent intravenous procedureA Yassi
Department of Community Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Am J Infect Control 19:129-35. 1991..This study revealed the hazardous nature of the intermittent intravenous procedure, prompting specific revisions in this procedure as well as promoting point-of-use sharps disposal and other preventive measures...
- Effect of an early intervention program on the relationship between subjective pain and disability measures in nurses with low back injuryJ E Cooper
Occupational Therapy Department, Health Sciences Centre and School of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2329-36. 1996..CONCLUSIONS: This workplace-based early intervention program decreased levels of pain and disability in back-injured nurses and altered the relationship between these two variables over a 6-month time interval...
- "Let's Talk Back": a program to empower laundry workersS E Wands
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Am J Ind Med 22:703-9. 1992..Through active participation in ergonomic assessments as well as the educational program, workers were able to demonstrate to management that changes were needed...
- Effects of acetaminophen on adverse effects of influenza vaccination in health care workersF Y Aoki
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
CMAJ 149:1425-30. 1993..To evaluate the effects of acetaminophen on the incidence of adverse effects to, and the immunogenicity of, whole-virus influenza vaccine in health care workers...