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Ergonomics 2
Keeping Spine Healthy
Project of School For Nurses Mlinarska

    PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:  1. School For Nurses Mlinarska
2. School of Health and Chemistry Novo mesto, Slovenia
3. Maritime School Zadar
4. School For Nurses Vrapče
Date:  May 29th, 2017
PROJECT LEADERS (e-mail):  1. Natalija Šnidarić, natalija.snidaric@skole.hr, & Đurđica Stanešić, dstanesic1@gmail.com, School For Nurses Mlinarska
2. Mojca Simončič, natvuk@gmail.com, School of Health and Chemistry Novo mesto
3. Marin Perinić, m.perinic85@gmail.com, Maritime School Zadar

4. Aleksandra Vidoša, aleksandra.vidosa@gmail.com, School For Nurses Vrapče
Coordinators name and surname (e-mail):  1. Natalija Šnidarić, natalija.snidaric@skole.hr, School For Nurses Mlinarska
2. Mojca Simončič, natvuk@gmail.com, School of Health and Chemistry Novo mesto
3. Marin Perinić, m.perinic85@gmail.com, Maritime School Zadar
4. Zlatica Šimunović, zlatica.simunovic@gmail.com, School For Nurses Vrapče
Leadesr School:  School For Nurses Mlinarska
1. Ante Žužul, School For Nurses Mlinarska
2. Arian Jarić Dauenhauer
, School For Nurses Mlinarska
3. Antonio Ćavarović
, School For Nurses Mlinarska
4. Larissa Muhič
, School of Health and Chemistry Novo mesto

Target Group: 
High school students between 1st and 5th grade.
Project Objectives: 
-  Influence spine health factors
- Prevent risk factors: in class, on clinical exercises (immovable patient’s department) and on a ship
.Survey students about regularity of physical activity conduction in all school’s partners and use the results for prevention and health education
- Design a system of self-protection and exercise plan with the goal of keeping spine healthy
- Teach peers usage of life skills
- Conduct peer education
Review literature on ergonomics and spine diseases
Visit to a clinic for physical medicine and rehabilitation with the goal of identifying factors that affect spine health which we can influence
Analyzing risk factors in class, on a clinical department (especially department with immobile patients) and on a ship
Design a survey about student’s habits about regularity of physical activity, conduct a survey and compare results
Design a workout plan for keeping spine health
Student exchange
Design presentation about theory
Think of a way to present practical part.
Collaborators:  External associate physician
Place of implementation:  Zagreb, Zadar, Novo mesto.
Duration (phases):  Theme selection (March 2017.)
Selecting schools for cooperation (March / April 2017.)
Literature review and task distribution between cooperating schools (May/June 2017.)
Project work (May, June, September, October 2017.)
1st student exchange (June, October 2017.)
2nd student exchange (November 2017. / January 2018.)
Final activities and creating project presentation (January / February 2018.)
Expected Results:  Use of keeping spine healthy model.
Risk Factors:


Working in two projects, students from 6 schools participated in a two-day exchange in Zagreb  Working in two projects, students from 6 schools participated in a two-day exchange in Zagreb Minimize

Two day student exchange as part of projects
"Ergonomy 2 – Spine Health Upkeep" and
"Algae – Use in Cuisine, Cosmetics and Farmacology“ projects"

    On Monday, 9th of October, 2017, and Tuesday, 10th October 2017, the student exchange has been successfuly implemented in the School for Medical Nurses Mlinarska within the E-medica projects: "Ergonomy 2 – Spine Health Upkeep" and "Algae – Use in Cuisine, Cosmetics and Farmacology". As part of the exchange, mentors and students of the Maritime School Zadar, Medical School Varaždin, Health and Chemistry School Novo mesto, Medical School „Draginja Nikšić“ from Sremska Mitrovica and School for Medical Nurses Vrapče.

On the first day,  we recieved the students and mentor from Medical School "Draginja Nikšić" from Sremska Mitrovica. After they settled in the school dormatory, they were given a tour around the KBC Dubrava clinic and its' Oxy-Barokomore Zagreb department. We were greeted by the headmaster, Dr. Dejan Andrić, who gave us a history lesson on the hyperbaric chambe, spoke of its use and service for the patients, and then arranged for a nurse to give us a tour around the chamber itslef, detailing how it works.
   After the visit to the clinic, the students and their mentor were given a tour around Zagreb. They also participated in carrying out of the regular class Health Care for the Chirurgical Patient - Basics.

On Tuesday, 10th of October 2017, we were visited by the remaining students and mentors of the projects. After the due acquaintances they were given a tour around the Dormatory of the School for Medical Nurses Mlinarska by the dorm's very manager and associate. They showed a short presentation „Life in the Dorm“ and further elaborated the life and comfort of the students in the dorm.
   During that time, the project „Algae – Use in Cuisine, Cosmetics and Farmacology“, in which the students of MS Varaždin and MS „Draginja Nikšić“ from Sremska Mitrovica (with our own students from SFMN Mlinarska, lead by mentor Đurđica Stanešić) participated, took place. Both the students and the mentors listened out and commented on the short presentations given by the students of SFMN Mlinarska and from the students of Sremska Mitrovica.
   As part of the culinary application of algae, we made:
          - "Miso" soup
          - Arama algae salad, and
          - Canten.
   The second part of the workshop is the use of algae in cosmetics. Due to the occasion, we were given a short lecture by third-party associate, DubravkaGabrić, dipl. eng. chem., and manufactured a face piling cream and a hydration gel.
The workshop for "Ergonomy 2 – Spine Health Upkeep" was lead by expert associate Tatjana Rutonić, shiatsu practitioner i and author of the book Excercises for the Spine, who shared some useful advices for spine health, and showed us some breathing exercises.
   After the workshop, students and mentors got the privilige of participating in the regular Anatomy and Physiology classes, where they were acquainted with the lessons structure and the use of plastic models in teaching/learning.
   Students who were not specially acquainted with EMT procedures found the regular classes of Health Care – Basic very interesting, as well as Health Care of the Healthy Child and Emergency Medical Procedures classes, where they could personally partake in some of the tasks, which they found to be very thrilling.
   This was followed by the final part of the exchange, and that was work on the theoretical part of the project and assignment of further tasks (and activities) in the project.

Patricia Zirdum, 4c


We learned and saw many new things. We await the next exchange with much thrill and excitement.
I thank the professors and students who welcomed us in the most hospitable way!

Tea Vujnovac, Matea Hranić

We liked the visit to Mlinarksa. I learned many new things about algae in a very exciting and interactive way. I most liked the working atmosphere and postivie spirit of both teachers and students during the courses and school tour. Everybody was very generous and comunicative. The teachers and students were very engaged in the presenting of the subjects, and our very own experience.

Martin Petrić         
Medical School Varaždin

We enjoyed the sights and tour around Zagreb, as well as the hospitality of our hosts!

Medical School  "Draginja Nikšić"


Students exchange in Zagreb on project "Ergonomics 2": "Spine Health Protection"  Students exchange in Zagreb on project "Ergonomics 2": "Spine Health Protection" Minimize

Raeport On Visit To The SoPH As Part Of "Ergonomics 2"
project "Spine Health Protection"

(October 05th, 2017)


    On Thursday, 5th of October, 2017, the students and mentors of the School for Medical Nurses Mlinarska (Škola za medicinske sestre Mlinarska) and the School for Medical Nurses Vrapče (Škola za medicinske sestre Vrapče), part of the E-medica project Ergonomics 2 – Spine Health Protection, visited the School of Public Health „Dr. Andrija Štampar“ (Škola narodnog zdravlja „Dr. Andrija Štampar“).
   The goal of the visit was for the parties involved to gain first-hand experience of the process needed for scientific research associated with the project, including a tour of the establishment archives and actions attributed to said research in both physical and digital form.
   We were welcomed by an associate of the School of Public Health, Sen Dobrić, dipl. Bookkeep, who gave us a tour around the archives and further informed us on the database and digital access to files and research concerning nursing and spine health.
   We were informed on the benefits concerning our research that we get by doing it in the library, as opposed to simply exploring it at home via the web.
   After the lecture on digital sources of information, we indulged in a tour around the rest of the library. We observed many different books concerning medicine, including the very first science and health magazines published within the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

   We were impressed by the scope of the archive, that is, the information on offer at the library.
   We were glad that all the services the library provides are free for the public, especially students such as ourselves.
   The visit (and consequent report) was quite interesting, and useful, as we found out about various ways we can gain access to information with the purpose of scientific and educational progress.

Written by: Antonio Ćavarović, 3.b
Translation: Arian Jarić-Dauenhauer, 3.d


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