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Running head: ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE Rough Draft Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations Kathryn Pish Grand Canyon University Introduction to Nursing Research NRS-433V Dr. Ruth Walker July 28, 2018
2 ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE Background of Study In 2006, more than half of all workplace injuries and illnesses among health care workers were attributed to overexertion. Most of the over exertion injuries were directly related to lifting and moving patients ((Olinski & Norton, 2017). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013, there were 66,910 reported cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the health care and social assistance private sector. In almost half of those cases (32,950), a patient or resident of a health care facility was involved ("U.S. Department of Labor, BLS," 2014). The facts are clear in the reason and background for this study as well as its’ implementation. In addition to the obvious injuries that have been sustained by nurses and nurses’ aides, the Department of Labor also talks about nurses and nurses’ aides being the group that sustained the highest amount of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the last 7 years ("U.S. Department of Labor, BLS," 2014). Admittedly, a better safe patient handling program was needed, because despite the laws that were currently in place, nurses were still incurring lift injuries at alarming rates. The costs related to lift injuries which are referred to in the article as overexertion injuries, is one of the most expensive workers’ compensation claims that can arise within the health care setting (Gallagher, 2013). Hospitals are continuing to incur high costs associated with lift injuries and the benefits of implementing and championing a lift program that was interactive and utilized 24/7 has benefited the bottom dollar for this Multihospital System in the article. The hospital found there was strong evidence that manual lifting and training of its’ employees with the use of proper body mechanics was not working because they were ineffective in reducing lift injuries which were continuing to rise despite the old method of training.

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