Nurses and hospital staff face serious injuries on the job

It’s unbelievable to many that nurses would struggle with injuries. Why? They’re in a medical setting, so it would only make sense that they’d receive the best care at all times. Unfortunately, that notion is misguided. Nursing injuries are extremely common and can end a nurse’s career in the worst cases. Staffing injuries happen for…


Nurses, watch your back. Your employer might not.

As a nurse, you are extremely knowledgeable about your patients, but patients can be your greatest threat. One of the most dangerous things you can do is move heavy patients and equipment. Is it ever safe to manually lift a patient? Even if you practice the standard lift recommended by the CDC, the weight of…


Nurses need protection from strains, slips, falls too

Nursing is a dangerous profession. Nurses and other hospital employees work with infectious people, handle sharp objects that may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens and work with equipment that uses radiation or dangerous chemicals. In this setting, injuries from strains, slips and falls may not seem very important. According to the Occupational Safety and…


Patients cared for on the backs of nurses

Nurses and nursing assistants have difficult jobs that include long hours and intense physical activity. Caring for patients is strenuous work. In fact, nursing is such a grueling occupation that its risk for workplace injury is often higher than many other occupations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospitals in the U.S….


Two techniques that may reduce needlesticks for nurses

As we’ve known for a long time, the demand for nurses is only going to increase. We know that there are more Americans over the age of 65 today than any other time in U.S. history. Experts have also estimated that by 2030, there will be 70 million people over the age of 65. With…


Emergency room nurses at risk for assaults

What’s the leading cause of non-fatal injuries requiring days off work in the health care and social assistance industry? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s violent assaults. Nurses working in every department of healthcare institutions face the risk of being assaulted, but it’s especially a problem in emergency rooms. Over 70% of emergency…

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