New Safe Patient Handling Online Course Coming in Summer In 2016, 33% of the workforce will be over 50. One of the biggest areas of the economy where the aging of the workforce is having impact is healthcare. The potential for injury from patient handing disproportionally affects these six occupations: Patient care Assistants/Nurses aides; RNs;Continue reading
Hospitals are complex systems relying on an extremely diverse group of occupations, many of which are physically demanding. So, hospital employees can be at particularly high risk for development of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD’s). Injuries among Healthcare Workers rank among the highest by industry according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Interventions To Prevent Back Pain And Back Injury In Nurses: A Systematic ReviewHealthcare Ergonomics September 11, 2013
What are the most effective interventions to prevent back injury at work? A paper by Dawson et al (2007) looked at 51 papers to determine this. Of the papers reviewed, only 20 met their selection criteria. The study cohorts consisted of nurses, nursing aides, student nurses, and at times a combination of nurse categories. InterventionsContinue reading