Date Presented 4/20/2018

Occupational therapy practitioners are at high risk for musculoskeletal injuries. One way to reduce this risk is to choose friction-reducing devices when handling patients. In this study, friction-reducing draw sheets decreased the force required to slide a patient up in bed compared with a cotton sheet.

Primary Author and Speaker: Robert Larson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Martin Rice

Contributing Authors: Elise M. Murtagh

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