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Nurses may overestimate their manual handling skills

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Nurses often overestimate their manual handling skills, despite having previously received training in it, Australian researchers have warned.

They surveyed 100 nurses in a private hospital on their knowledge of manual handling. 

The authors said: “A substantial knowledge deficit was identified, despite previous training undertaken by participants.”

Although 82% of nurses surveyed believed they used safe manual handling practices, only 18% correctly answered questions on it.

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  • Yes you do until the problems start

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