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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602813
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Seeing the Commercial Truck Driver as an Occupational Athlete
Author(s):
Combs, Bryan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu
Author Details:
Bryan Combs, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC, bryancombs@uab.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The National Institute for Occupational Safety created innovative research in the evaluation of common risk factors, health behaviors, and injury of occupational workers across the US.  One of the largest sectors of their research involves the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU) Sector.  The TWU sector accounts for 6.6% of the total workforce in the US.  In recent years research of the TWU sector has concentrated on the health and injuries of the U.S. commercial driver.  There are over 1.4 million truck drivers in America today and the trucking industry has some of the highest work-related injury claims of any of the industries in America.  The purpose of this poster will be to educate the audience on the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in long haul truck drivers.  It will discuss the incident rates of these musculoskeletal injuries and the length of work time lost.  It will concentrate on the current state of the science and will elaborate the need for future research.  This information will be utilized to help illustrate the need for creating new research and new nursing knowledge regarding this unique profession and the varying musculoskeletal injuries they endure.  When the nurses that are interested in the fields of occupational health and orthopedics understand the state of the science of occupational musculoskeletal injuries within this workforce they will be able to see that there is a large gap in current research.  Current research shows that the long haul truck driver has higher rates of obesity, hypertension, and sleep apnea when compared to the general public.  These are not conditions you would attribute to an athlete, however many of the musculoskeletal injuries seen in the long haul truck driver are similar to those seen in athletes.  As the nurse researchers investigates the long haul truck driver it is important to not look at this population as an unhealthy overweight population but to see them as a patient population that has increased loads on their bodies similar to that of athletes.  The objective of this poster is to educate nurse researchers on the unique patient population of the long haul truck driver and with this increased understanding they will be able to create and develop nursing research and new nursing knowledge that looks at this patient population from the unique perspective they deserve.  The poster will also illustrate the need for future research in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of the occupational athlete, the long haul truck driver. 
Keywords:
occupational health; orthopedics; truck driver
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15SC2.21
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleSeeing the Commercial Truck Driver as an Occupational Athleteen
dc.contributor.authorCombs, Bryanen
dc.contributor.departmentNuen
dc.author.detailsBryan Combs, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC, bryancombs@uab.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602813en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The National Institute for Occupational Safety created innovative research in the evaluation of common risk factors, health behaviors, and injury of occupational workers across the US.  One of the largest sectors of their research involves the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU) Sector.  The TWU sector accounts for 6.6% of the total workforce in the US.  In recent years research of the TWU sector has concentrated on the health and injuries of the U.S. commercial driver.  There are over 1.4 million truck drivers in America today and the trucking industry has some of the highest work-related injury claims of any of the industries in America.  The purpose of this poster will be to educate the audience on the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in long haul truck drivers.  It will discuss the incident rates of these musculoskeletal injuries and the length of work time lost.  It will concentrate on the current state of the science and will elaborate the need for future research.  This information will be utilized to help illustrate the need for creating new research and new nursing knowledge regarding this unique profession and the varying musculoskeletal injuries they endure.  When the nurses that are interested in the fields of occupational health and orthopedics understand the state of the science of occupational musculoskeletal injuries within this workforce they will be able to see that there is a large gap in current research.  Current research shows that the long haul truck driver has higher rates of obesity, hypertension, and sleep apnea when compared to the general public.  These are not conditions you would attribute to an athlete, however many of the musculoskeletal injuries seen in the long haul truck driver are similar to those seen in athletes.  As the nurse researchers investigates the long haul truck driver it is important to not look at this population as an unhealthy overweight population but to see them as a patient population that has increased loads on their bodies similar to that of athletes.  The objective of this poster is to educate nurse researchers on the unique patient population of the long haul truck driver and with this increased understanding they will be able to create and develop nursing research and new nursing knowledge that looks at this patient population from the unique perspective they deserve.  The poster will also illustrate the need for future research in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of the occupational athlete, the long haul truck driver. en
dc.subjectoccupational healthen
dc.subjectorthopedicsen
dc.subjecttruck driveren
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:16Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:16Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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