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Safe patient handling and mobility: The journey continues

Hazards associated with manual patient handling continue to compromise the health and safety of nurses. Among nurses who responded to the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Health Risk Appraisal: • 42% believe they are at risk at work from lifting or repositioning...

Patient handling injuries: Risk factors and risk-reduction strategies

For more than 40 years, nurses have had the highest jobrelated injury rates of all healthcare personnel. In a 2011 survey conducted by the American Nurses Association: • 62% of nurses expressed concerns about experiencing a disabling musculoskeletal injury • 56% reported musculoskeletal pain...
CLABSI

Three practice bundles to reduce CLABSIs

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant problem for most hospitals, despite a decade of focused improvement efforts using evidence-based guidelines. One type of HAI, central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), carries a mortality of 12%...