Evidence and Other Resources
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Caska, B., Patnode, R. E., & Clickner, D. (1998). Feasibility of a nurse staffed lift team. AAOHN Journal. 46(6), 283-288.
Caska, B., Patnode, R. E., & Clickner, D. (2000). Implementing and using a nurse staff lift team: Preliminary findings. AAOHN Journal. 48(2), 42-45.
Charney, W., Zimmerman, K., & Walara, E. (1991). The lifting team: A design method to reduce lost time back injury in nursing. AAOHN Journal. 39(5), 231-234.
Charney, W. (1997). Lift team method for reducing back injury: A 10 hospital study. AAOHN Journal. 45(6), 300-304.
Charney, W. (2000). Reducing back injury in nursing: A case study using mechanical and a hospital transport team as a lift team. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 4(3), 117-120.
Charney, W., & Gastelum, R. (2001, February/March). Lift Teams-A one year study: Another success story in an acute care hospital. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 5(2), 65-67. Retrieved from http://wyeastmedical.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/lift_teams_a_one-year_study.pdf
Charney, W. (2003). Preventing back injuries to healthcare workers using lift teams; Data for 18 hospitals. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 5(3), 21-29.
Charney, W. (2006). Lift teams: A proven method to reduce back injury in healthcare workers. In A. Nelson (Ed.), Safe patient handling and movement: A practical guide for health care professionals (pp. 125-137). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Charney, W., & Schirmer, J. (2007). Nursing injury rates and negative patient outcomes-connecting the dots. AAOHN Journal. 55(11), 1-6.
Christensen, S., Donly, T., & Lauzier, F. Lift team analysis & recommendations. PowerPoint presentation UC Irvine Medical Center, March 2011. Retrieved from http://www1.ucirvinehealth.org/magnetnursing/clienthtml/69/attachments-and-reference-documents/118/EP8j,%20%20Lift%20Team%20Analysis%20and%20Proposal.pdf
Davis, A. (2001). Birth of a lift team: Experience and statistical analysis. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 5(1), 15-18.
Donaldson, A. (2000). Lift team intervention: A six year picture. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 4(2), 65-68.
Enos, L. (2014, September). The use of lift teams in safe patient handling programs - A summary. HumanFit, LLC. Retrieved from http://www.wsha.org/wp-content/uploads/Worker-Safety_lift-team-summary.pdf
Flowers, J., Walton, A., Wick, L., Stackhouse, R., Mark, M., Crouse-Smith, D., & Fox-Davis, J. (2004, September). Backing up the lift team bill. California Nurse. 100(7), 7-9.
Gallagher, S., Charney, W., & McGinley, L. (2010, December 23). Clinical nursing education series: Rethinking lift teams. Bariatric Times. 2-8. Retrieved from http://bariatrictimes.com/clinical-nursing-education-series-rethinking-lift-teams/
Guthrie, P. F., Westphal, L., Dahlman, B., Berg, M., Behnam, K., & Ferrell, D. (2004). A patient lifting intervention for preventing the work-related injuries of nurses. Work, 22(2), 79-88. Retrieved from https://research.phoenix.edu/sites/default/files/publication-files/patient%20lifting%20intervetnion%20full%20article.pdf
Haidavan, D. (2003). Lift teams in healthcare facility: A literature review. AAOHN Journal. 51(5), 210-218.
Hefti, K. S., Farnham, R. J., Docken, L., Bentaas, R., Bossman, S., & Schaefer, J. (2003, June). Back injury prevention: A lift team success story. AAOHN Journal. 51(6), 246-251.
Hobbs, T., Wolverton, C., & Clevenger, K. (2007). Lift team technologies elevate positive outcomes. Nursing Management, 38(7), 50-52.
Kelly, D. (2008, January). Lift team prevents staff/patient injuries, saves money. Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management, 57(1), 40-42. Retrieved from http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/lift-team-prevents-staffpatient-injuries-saves-money
Kutash,M., Short, M., Shea, J., & Martinez, M. (2009, April). The lift team's importance to a successful safe patient handling program. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(4), 170-175.
Meittunen, E. J., Matzke, K., McCormack, H., & Sobczak, S. C. (1999). The effects of focusing ergonomic risk factors on a patient transfer team to reduce incidents. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. 3(7), 305-312.
Nelson, A., Lloyd, J. D., Menzel, N., & Gross, C. (2014). Preventing nurses back injuries: Redesigning patient handling techniques. AAOHN Journal. 51(3), 126-134.
O'Malley, P., Emsley, H., Davis, D., Roark, S., Ondercin, C., & Donaldson, C. (2006, April). No brawn needed: Develop and Implement a Lift Team Policy to Improve Outcomes. Nursing Management. 37(4), 26-30.
Schoenfisch, A. L., Lipscomb, H. J., Myers, D. J., Fricklas, E., & James, T. (2011, August). A lift assist team in an acute care hospital - Prevention of injury or transfer of risk during patient-handling tasks? AAOHN Journal. 59(8), 329-334. doi:10.3928/08910162-20110726-02
Seidl, K., Bunke, J., Gallagher, S., McGinley, L., Muir, M., Race, E., & Short, M. (2011). Safe patient handling and the lift team concept. Bariatric Nursing & Surgical Patient Care, 6(2), 57-64. doi:10.1089/bar.2011.9964
Short, M., & Shea, J. (2011, March). Lift teams: An effective strategy in safe patient handling. American Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Movement. 1(1), 36-41.
Springer, P., Lind, B., Kratt, J., Baker, E., & Clavelle, J. (2009, April). Preventing employee injury: Implementation of a lift team. AAOHN Journal. 57(4), 143-148.
Weighing in on lift teams. (2007). Nursing. 37(6). 48hn8-48hn10.