Leena Tamminen

Leena Tamminen

PhD. T.P.T.

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Introduction
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ERGONOMICS & ECONOMICS (OHEE) Leena: PT, is trained in ergonomics, ROI orientated, spec. in problem-solving in a wide variety of settings, developed the Finish Ergonomic patient handling card® -education scheme BIO: EN is.gd/BX1sQU | FI is.gd/dOEKfN Projects - ErgocareBank SPHM Home care ergocarebank.com - SATAPLUS aims: create ergonomic criteria for assistive devices & furnitures, ergonomic SPHM for >150kg hospital patients Join me on linkedin.com/in/ltamminen
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - present
Independent Researcher
Position
  • CEO OH Ergonomist, Researcher, Consultant, Lecturer, Author & SPHM Educator in Soc. Health Care
Description
  • Leena est. ERGOSOLUTIONS BC is.gd/sOg2mT spec. in ergonomics: site assessments, research & consultations to comp., towns, state & health care facilities MISSION substitute vocational colleges & polytechnics moving clients training with NO LIFT POLICY edu.
June 1976 - December 2009
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Position
  • Specialized Research Scientist
Description
  • Ergonomist OH PT researcher trainer lecturer & consultant in ergonomics. Participates in international co-operats for guidelines like ISO TR "Ergonomics Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector," (ISO/TR 12296: 2012), & in EU-projects.

Publications

Publications (45)
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In 1990 the European Union introduced a directive on manual handling in the health and social care industries. A review of the implementation in 2004 found a wide variation in official national guidance on patient handling. This paper reports the iterative development of a Technical Report (ISO/TR 12296) by the international standards Technical Com...
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TtM, ft (amk) Tutkija Työterveyslaitos, Sosiaali-ja terveysalantyö Turku TiiVisTeLmä Potilasnostimien käytettävyystutkimuksessa sel-vitettiin hoitajien fyysistä kuormittumista poti-lassiirtotilanteissa sekä erilaisten potilasnosti-mien ergonomiaa vanhustyössä. Tavoitteena oli löytää optimaaliset nostimet uuteen vanhusten sairaalaan. Tutkimuksessa t...
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In nursing, the strain resulting from physical, mental and social work loads depends on both individual work capacity and the performance of the group. The relation between assessments of individual work capacity and assessments of the performance of the ward as a whole was determined on 10 wards, on the basis of questionnaire answers concerning pe...
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The aim of this study was to compare the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and perceived work strain, and also the perceived features of the products used, for nurses performing bathing tasks using a shower trolley with electrically adjustable height and a turning mechanism and a traditional shower trolley with hydraulically adjustable height but...
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Physical stress and strain was investigated in the work of cabin cleaner, waitress/waiter, domestic assistant, assistant cook and store assistant. During one work shift the heart rate and bad work postures were registered. The maximal oxygen consumption and the physical condition of the test subjects were assessed by a submaximal ergometer test. Th...
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Väestö ikääntyy ja kotihoidon asiakasmäärät kasvavat. Aiempaa huonokuntoisempia ja palveluita enemmän tarvitsevia asiakkaita kotiutetaan yhä nopeammin sairaalasta ja kuntoutus keskittyy entistä enemmän kotiin. (1) Tällöin kasvaa myös ergonomisten ratkaisujen merkitys. Kotihoidossa ergonomiaa voidaan tarkastella niin asiakkaan kuin työntekijänkin nä...
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Background: The number of elderly people having physical disabilities and other chronic diseases has dramatically increased with the rapid aging of society. The importance of the care has been noticed again from the viewpoint of the prevention, and the effective care is expected for both sides to be assisted Kinästhetik/Kinaesthetics (hereinafter,...
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A review and evaluation of work safety and ergonomics promotion activities in Finnish social and health care organisations, nursing and physiotherapy vocational education. In 2009, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) introduced the 'Ergonomic patient handling card®' [later Card]-education scheme developed in close cooperation with s...
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Background: Perioperative nurses have several high-risk tasks. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are severe problems, while preventive measures are mostly insufficient. The 'Ergonomic patient handling card®' education scheme was introduced in Finland in 2009 aimed at improving both nurses' and patients' safety. Experiences of this multicomponent pr...
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Perioperative nurses have several high-risk tasks and musculoskeletal disorders are severe problems. Preventive measures are mostly insufficient. The ‘Ergonomic patient handling card®’ (later Card)—education scheme was introduced in Finland in 2009 with an aim of improving both caregivers’ and patient safety. Experiences of this multicomponent prog...
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ErgocareBank - Good Ergonomic solutions for both Nursing Home- and Home Care- work Leena Tamminen-Peter1, Leena Lähdesmäki2 and Soile Tikkanen2 1Ergosolutions BC Oy Ab, Finland 2Oulainen Vocational Collage, Finland. email: letampe@gmail.com Introduction Health care staff is subjected to significant risks of musculosketal disorders, likely to i...
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During 2014-2015, the Satakunta Hospital District carried out the " Sataplus – ergonomic criteria and good practices " development project to support moving of bariatric patients. The aim of the project was to improve ergonomics and work safety when handling bariatric patients. Market survey of XXL-sized products was done, as well drafting ergonomi...
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Satakunnan sairaanhoitopiirissä on kehitetty ylipainoisten hoidon ergonomiaa Hankkeen tulokset on koottu oppaaksi SATAPLUS OPAS - Ergonomisia kriteerejä ja hyviä käytäntöjä ylipainoisen potilaan liikkumisen ja avustamisen tukemiseksi. The SATAPLUS -project aimed at creating ergonomic criteria for assistive devices and furniture, good work practice...
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Building ergonomic hospitals-What should ergonomic hospitals look like? The basic principles for hospital designs are: design for all, usability and adaptability. Adaptability is very important, because the most common reason for space problems is that the original facilities were not build for the patients presently hospitalised. Good quality of c...
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The Finnish Ergonomic patient handling card® -education scheme (thereafter called card) was developed in consensus with Finnish experts, and has been standardized and registered in Finland since 2009. The card -scheme defines the competencies, skill, and knowledge levels needed to perform patient transfers safely; ensures compliance with legislativ...
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Patientförflyttningar i vård- och omsorgsarbetet kräver ofta betydande fysisk ansträngning av personalen. Ansträngningen kan vara så stor att den överbelastar vårdarens rörelseorgan. Belastningen kan dock regleras. Rekommendationer för patientförflyttning bygger på biomekaniska studier och gränserna för acceptabel belastning. Syftet med dem är att...
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Työterveyslaitos on kehittänyt STM:n tuella Potilassiirtojen Ergonomiakortti® –opintokokonaisuuden. Koulutuskokonaisuus on suunnattu sosiaali- ja terveysalan työntekijöille ja opiskelijoille. Opintokokonaisuus kehitettiin varmistamaan avustajan turvalliset avustustavat sekä huomioimaan, ettei liian raskaita avustuksia tehdä käsivoimin. Koulutusten...
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The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health introduced the Ergonomic patient handling card® -scheme in 2009 (thereafter called card). The aim of the scheme is to define the competencies, skill, and knowledge levels needed to be able to perform patient transfers safely; to ensure compliance with legislative requirements; and to improve both patient...
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Physical and psychological stress has increased substantially over the last ten years in care work. Work is most stressful in those units with basic treatment, care of the elderly and other patients with reduced mobility (Laine et al. 2006). Research has shown that in addition to the lifting and handling of patients, repeated back bending and twist...
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The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health introduced the Ergonomic Patient Handling Passport® scheme in 2009. The aim of the scheme is to define the competencies, skill, and knowledge levels needed to be able to perform patient transfers safely; to ensure compliance with legislative requirements; and to improve both patient safety and the qualit...
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Fyysisten riskien hallintamalli tarjoaa hoitotyön turvallisuudesta vastaaville ratkaisun hoitotyön fyysisestä kuormittavuudesta aiheutuviin ongelmiin. Mallin avulla helpotetaan hoitotyöntekijöitä heidän kuormittavassa työssään. Se myös auttaa työnantajaa huolehtimaan työturvallisuuslain asettamista velvoitteistaan.
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Potilasnostojen ja -siirtojen lisäksi toistuvat selän kumarat ja kiertyneet asennot vaarantavat hoitajan terveyttä. Potilaiden liikkumisen ja siirtämisen avustaminen, jatkuva seisominen, kävely, kiire ja työn psykososiaaliset tekijät pahentavat kuormitusta, joka ajaa hoitohenkilökuntaa varhaiselle eläkkeelle.Fyysisten riskien hallintamalli tarjoaa...
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Nurses have one of the highest incidences of work related back injury of any profession (Nelson et al. 2006).• 43.4% of healthcare workers is exposed to patient manual handling (lifting or moving) and 26.3% of healthcare workers report work-related back pain on the European survey (European Dublin Foundation 2007)
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A survey was carried out to evaluate the restrictions placed on ergonomic patient handling by inadequate facilities and technical equipment in Finnish health centre wards. Lack of space in patient rooms and toilets constituted the biggest problem observed. Inadequate equipment was common. In most wards there were 1/2 to 1/3 of the beds adjustable i...
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In 1990 the European Union (EU) introduced a directive to protect workers against the risks involved in handling heavy loads. This paper reports on a benchmarking exercise to (a) investigate the implementation of the EU Directive on Manual Handling in the healthcare and social care industries and (b) gather expert opinions on the residual problems...
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Tiivistelmä • Leena Tamminen-Peter, Maj-Britt Eloranta, Marja-Leena Kivivirta, Eija Mäm- melä, Irma Salokoski ja Arja Ylikangas. Potilaan siirtymisen ergonominen avustaminen. Opettajan käsikirja. Helsinki 2007. 64 s. (Sosiaali- ja terveysmi- nisteriön julkaisuja, ISSN 1236-2050; 2007:6) ISBN 978-952-00-2313-3 (nid.) ISBN 978-952-00-2314-0 (PDF) htt...
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Methods The evaluation of teaching patient-handling ergonomics was carried out by a questionnaire administered to students of ergonomics courses in two vocational colleges and three polytechnics. The 86 respondents were nursing assistant (34, 40%), nursing (30, 35%) and occupational therapy (22, 25%) students. Every second student's patient transfe...
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How to ergonomically assist a patient to move.
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The aim of the study was to investigate whether the Durewall and Kinaesthetics transfer methods were less strenuous than the presently used method. In addition, the aim was to find the least strenuous method for the nurses, which would simultaneously be safe and comfortable for the patient. The study included 12 female nurses and 18 elderly patient...
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The aim of the study was to find out if the new transfer methods, Durewall and Kinaesthetics, were less strenuous than the presently used method, and to find the least strenuous method which should, at the same time, be safe and comfortable for the patient and allow her/him to take part in the transfer to the limit of her/his capacity. The study in...
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The aim of this study was to compare the perceived work strain, the muscular activity, and the perceived features of the products used, for nurses performing bathing tasks using an electrically adjustable shower trolley and a traditional shower trolley. The perceived musculoskeletal strain and the muscular activity of the back muscles after work we...

Projects

Projects (3)
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The project aims at developing an international course of safe patient handling and mobility based on current evidence.
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Ready learning scheme: -To improve both patient and worker’s safety and the quality of care by incorporating compliance with legislative requirements defining the competencies, skills and know-how required for safe patient handling in the ORs. -To enable perioperative nurses to improve both, their competencies in assisting patients in ORs and patient’s basic movement in patient handling. -To increase the effectiveness of training schemes for safe, smooth working practices.