Minimizing Nurse Injuries: How Protecting the Health and Safety of Your Nursing Staff Protects the Health and Safety of Your Patients

recording Minimizing Nurse Injuries: How Protecting the Health and Safety of Your Nursing Staff Protects the Health and Safety of Your Patients

You Will Learn:

  • Proven methods to implement a safe patient handling and movement program
  • When nurse/patient ratios are the real issue
  • Ergonomics and room design considerations
  • Three action your organizations should do today to protect its nurses
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When nurses suffer, so do their patients.

There are more work injuries in the U.S. health care industry than in any other – and the highest among those are nurses and nursing assistants.

According to the DOL more than 35,000 nurses suffer injuries every year. From needlestick injuries to musculoskeletal damage; infectious disease transmission; and exposure to harmful chemicals, drugs, and radiation, the profession of nursing supplies no shortage of ways to get injured or sick on the job.

And it’s more costly than you think. In fact, nurses who are ill or injured often miss work – or worse, attempt to work while suffering pain, some degree of incapacity, or even with a communicable disease.

The result ... low productivity, more medication errors and patient falls, poorer quality of care, and costs estimated at $2 - $13 billion annually.

This information-packed webinar explores how protecting the health and safety of your nursing staff protects the health and safety of your patients.

Learning Objectives

During this 75-minute session, you will learn best practices, and lessons learned in safe patient handling and nurse injury prevention, including:

  • Key principles of safe patient handling
  • How skill mix, staff turnover and workload intensity correlate with safety culture
  • American Nurses Association’s Handle with Care® initiative
  • How to improve staff perceptions of safety culture (for better nursing unit performance)
  • Proven methods to implement a safe patient handling and movement program
  • How to use outcome data to gain support for a safe patient handling program
  • When nurse/patient ratios are the real issue
  • Ergonomics and room design considerations
  • Three action your organizations should do today to protect its nurses

Product ID: 5862

Protecting the Health and Safety of Your Nursing Staff Protects the Health and Safety of Your Patients!

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Faculty

Betty Z. Bogue
Betty Z. Bogue
R.N., B.S.N., President, Prevent, Inc.

Betty Z. Bogue is president of Prevent, Inc., a registered nurse-led safe handling development service that provides healthcare organizations with the resources, support, training, and mentoring needed to integrate the use of handling devices to lift, transfer, and reposition their clients safely.

Protecting the Health and Safety of Your Nursing Staff Protects the Health and Safety of Your Patients!

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