Big concern for nurses (Occupational Safety and Health Issues)

A survey recently found that ergonomic issues are having a big impact on the way nurses do their job and their ability to care for patients. A survey of 250 full-time nurses shows that 1 in 10 nurses say they have been injured at work over the past year. Nurses suggested improvements to their work environments would help ergonomic strain. helpful modifications would include: Occupational Saety Training (OSHA Training) and the following:

  • an increase in nursing staff
    • providing a dedicated ergonomics team to help as needed
    • re-designing the layout of floors and patient rooms to aid workflow and patient needs
    • updated nursing station furniture
    • newer medical equipment and furniture in patient areas, and
    • more point-of-care solutions that allow sit-to-stand functionality while on the floor.

For more information, check out Spectrum Safety Training for healthcare worker safety.

 

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