Force Testing Data Slide Sheets

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Corey White
Director, Haines Medical Australia Ltd
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Force Testing Data Slide Sheets

  1. 1. Force Testing DataSlide SheetsA tool for encouraging staff to use slidesheetsCorey WhiteHaines Medical Australia Corey White - Force Data Testing
  2. 2. Why do this Testing?  Manufacturer - prove longevity after washing and slip qualities of our slide sheets  For end users to have objective data to encourage use (Theatre Staff)  Quantify the benefits of slide sheet use Corey White - Force Data Testing
  3. 3. Have you heard these StaffExcuses?  Too hard to find the slide sheet  Don’t know how to use it  Took it home as moving this weekend  Takes too long  Draw sheet is already there An objective % force reduction may help reduce these Corey White - Force Data Testing
  4. 4. A Reminder!Survey of 269 nurses, 40%had an injury from ManualhandlingManual handling activities and injuries among nurses: an Australian hospital study.Retsas A et al. J Adv Nurs. (2000) Corey White - Force Data Testing
  5. 5. Force Testing - Method In a N.A.T.A. approved facility, using a force data gauge connected to 2 points on a draw sheet to represent one person pulling the sheet. Corey White - Force Data Testing
  6. 6. Force Testing - Method A sliding device (e.g. slide sheet, rollboard, etc) was positioned under the patient underneath a cotton/poly draw sheet. Patient Transfer Board was used to bridge the gap for lateral transfers 60kg, 90kg and 150kg tested 3 transfers were measured and averaged for each move Slide sheets were washed at Independent Laundry to Australian Standard Corey White - Force Data Testing
  7. 7. Force Testing - MethodMaximum Force was recorded (the highest force detected to move the patient – often deemed to be the “initial force” required to get a patient to move) as well as the Ongoing Force (the average of theforces required over the entire move once moving). Corey White - Force Data Testing
  8. 8. Limitations Assessor may have changed angle of pull in each test which may possibly have altered results - 3 trials for each test were done We only had access to one hospital mattress thus transfer was made from one bed to the other without a mattress however both surfaces were kept level and we could still compare each of the sliding tools as they all were used on the same surface ) Patient Transfer Board was used for all lateral transfers Corey White - Force Data Testing
  9. 9. Initial Force to Move 90kgPatient167.3N vs85.8NDraw sheet alone Reusable Slide Sheet 17.1kgs 8.7kgs48% reduction in initial force required Corey White - Force Data Testing
  10. 10. Ongoing Force to Move 90kg Patient120N vs69.7NDraw sheet alone Reusable Slide Sheet 12.2kgs 7.1kgs Corey White - Force Data Testing
  11. 11. Varying Patient Weights1816141210 Initial Force (kg) 8 Ongoing Force (kg) 6 4 2 0 60kg patient 90kg Patient 150kg patient Corey White - Force Data Testing
  12. 12. % Force Required of WeightMoved14%12%10%8% Initial Force6% (kg) Ongoing4% Force (kg)2%0% 60kg patient 90kg Patient 150kg patient Corey White - Force Data Testing
  13. 13. Reusable Slide Sheet- After 250Washes – Ongoing Force – 90kg89.6N vs69.7NAfter 250 Washes When New 9.1kgs 7.1kgs Corey White - Force Data Testing
  14. 14. Up the Bed Move – No TransferBoard Corey White - Force Data Testing
  15. 15. A slope of 5 degrees to thepulling end – 90kg patientDecreased initial force requiredfrom 103N (10.5kgs) to 47N(4.79kgs)Decreased ongoing forcerequired from 91N (9.31kgs) to34N (3.47kgs) Corey White - Force Data Testing
  16. 16. Reusable Slide SheetConsistencyBoth Sides / All 4 Directions6% Variation Corey White - Force Data Testing
  17. 17. Roll Board Comparison Initial Force to Move 90kg Patient134.3N vs85.8N RollBoard Reusable Slide Sheet 13.7kgs 8.7kgs57% increase in initial force required - Testing Corey White - Force Data
  18. 18. PE TUBES COMPARISON 90kg Patient – Ongoing Force73.6N vs153.6NSallyTube Single PE TUBESPatient Use - 7.5kgs 15.7kgs Corey White - Force Data Testing
  19. 19. Summary – 90kg Patient - 48% reduced initial force - 42% reduced ongoing force - 5% downward slope decreased ongoing force by 62%(Remember all tests were one force data gauge) Corey White - Force Data Testing
  20. 20. Testing Next Time- Test without a Pat Slide for lateral transfer - Patient knees bent / not bent - Alternating mattresses - Soft foam mattresses - With Pat Slide / Without Pat Slide- 2 force data gauges to understand reduction simulating 2 staff Corey White - Force Data Testing
  21. 21. Results / Raw DataCopy of Raw Data, Summary findings and this presentation please contact Corey White cwhite@hainesmedical.com.au Corey White - Force Data Testing

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