Learning for life: musculoskeletal injury

first_imgLearning for life: musculoskeletal injuryOn 1 Jan 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professional people, such as nurses, develop and improvetheir practice for the benefit of their clients. 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 so easy. The following questions aredesigned to help you to identify what you have learnt from studying thearticle. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply to practice,what you did not understand and what you need to explore further. 1 In the bakery what action does NOT risk musculo-skeletal injury?a) twistingb) bendingc) reachingd) stepping 2 What percentages of musculo-skeletal problems account for all sicknessabsence in the bakery?a) 25 per centb) 33 per centc) 40 per cent d) 66 per cent 3 What observations were made of bad techniques for manual handling?a) equipment was old and out-of-dateb) equipment was not workingc) equipment was not used or used incorrectlyd) training was not given on use of equipment 4 The Prochaska & Di Clemente model is a model of…a) health & safetyb) changec) working practicesd) nursing 5 Which of the following is NOT one of the stages listed in the Prochaska& Di Clemente model? a) contemplationb) making changec) actiond) relapsing 6 Using the Prochaska & Di Clemente model what was undertaken as partof the preparation? a) Safe systems of workb) Health educationc) Manual handling retrainingd) Health surveillance 7 In this study which three measures of effectiveness were used?a) opinion, sickness absence data, accident statistics b) sickness absence data, accident statistics, financial cost of sicknessabsence c) opinion, accident statistics, financial cost of sickness absence d) opinion, financial cost of sickness absence, sickness absence data 8 This study seemed to suggest which group has the most musculo-skeletalproblems? a) smokers under aged 40 b) smokers aged 40+ c) male smokers under aged 40 d) male smokers aged 40+ 9 What financial benefits did the company see as a result of this study? a) £6,000 b) £15,000 c) £9,000 d) £10,000 10 Professionally what was the most important outcome of this study? a) less musculo-skeletal pain and a greater sense of well being b) less musculo-skeletal pain and easier movement c) a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of well-being d) better cardiovascular response and less musculo-skeletal pain Feedback1d Stepping is a normal activity.2b 33 per cent of sickness absence was due to musculo-skeletal problems3c 4b The Prochaska and Di Clemente model is a model of change. It is worthfollowing up the reference given and reading more about this model as it may beuseful in other health education initiatives, particularly those related tobehaviour change such as smoking and healthy eating.5c In some interpretations of this model the stages of preparation andmaking change are combined under the one heading of “action”. Followup the reference and undertake a literature search for articles demonstratingother types of studies that have used this model.6c 7d8d9a 10a Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more