Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are an important occupational health issue among all health care workers.Work related musculoskeletal disordersis a collective and descriptive term for the symptoms caused or aggravated by work and characterized by discomfort, impairment, disability or persistent pain.Consequences of Work related musculoskeletal disorders among professional nurses are increased number of sick days per year, premature retirement and poor health.The lower back has been identified as the most vulnerable anatomical site of Work related musculoskeletal disorders among the nursing fraternity. The most vulnerable anatomical site of Work related musculoskeletal disorders were; vertebral column, followed by shoulders, neck, knee, ankles/feet, wrist, thighs and elbow.Further stratification of the prevalence of the vertebral column revealed the lower back to most susceptible to Work related musculoskeletal disorders followed by the neck, upper back and pelvic complex (hips). (Ellapen TJ, Narsigan S, Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nurses: Systematic Review)
About 700+ peer-reviewed journals are handled by more than 25000 editorial board members who belong to both academic and industrial circles in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. A collaboration set up recently with 100 international societies would provide a window to wider knowledge-base of worldwide open access health-related information. As part of its drive to boost knowledge-sharing through real-time interaction, this open access group has been organizing over 100 world-class scientific conferences at global venues through the calendar year. Abstracts presented at the meets are invited from scholars with a track record of effective research papers that are also published as special journal issue for each of the conference. Apart from India and the US as established locations, the events would soon expand to several continents to add the regional touch through collaboration with scientific and healthcare bodies in respective geographies like Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Most of the international conferences comprise of day-long programs in the form of symposiums or workshops, which serve as a specialized program within the main event. Realizing the potential of open access in terms of greater visibility within and beyond the scientific community, in recent years, there has been a tremendous breakthrough to open access movement through various open access publishers. OMICS is one such publishing group that believes in this movement and is most ardently working towards the welfare and progress of scientific community.
Last date updated on July, 2014