Accession Number:

AD1083516

Title:

Optimal Physical Space for En Route Care: Medic Posture and Injury Survey Results

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Nov 2018,30 Sep 2019

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL FORT RUCKER United States

Report Date:

2019-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

An anonymous online survey was distributed with the intent of identifying factors which contribute to musculoskeletal disorders in U.S. Army enroute care medical providers. Lower back injuries were suffered by 87 of respondents. The most common causes of lower back injuries among respondents were awkward positions and lifting patients. Loading and unloading patients from evacuation platforms was among the top causes of all awkward postures among respondents.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE