At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries
As NPR has reported in our investigative series Injured Nurses, nursing employees suffer more debilitating back and other injuries than almost any other occupation — and they get those injuries mainly from doing the everyday tasks of lifting and ...
NPR - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:40

Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem
Terry Cawthorn was a nurse at Mission Hospital for more than 20 years. But after a series of back injuries, mainly from lifting patients, she was fired. Cawthorn took legal action against the hospital and still faces daily struggles as a result of her ...
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest - Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:45

After foot, ankle and even back injuries, Terps' Evan Smotrycz hopes worst is ...
The injuries have spread over 10 months and parts of two Maryland men's basketball seasons. Finally, senior forward Evan Smotrycz seems ready to declare himself healthy — or as healthy as he has been in a while. Coming off a season-high 25 minutes in ...
Baltimore Sun - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:00

Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy With Snow Injuries
There have also been several injuries related to snowblowers, cuts and bruises. Of course there are also many lower back injuries and muscle strains that have come in. There are actually a lot of folks who have to shovel snow for their job and have ...
Chelsea Record - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:56

Injuries Becoming Unfortunate Theme of 2014-15 NBA Season
The explosive point guard, who's essentially missed the last two seasons with knee injuries, is back on the shelf with yet another knee problem. The Chicago Bulls announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old has a "medial meniscus tear of the right knee.
Bleacher Report - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:32

Survey shows rate of Ohio injuries, illness below national average
Fewer workers in Ohio get injured or ill in the workplace compared to the nation, according to a survey released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey states, for both public and private employers, that for every 100 full-time workers ...
Youngstown Vindicator - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:37

Upgrade at Ohio Rec Center to Protect City Employees from Workplace Injuries (press release) - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:11

Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces
Scientists say nurses like Sunny Vespico are prime examples of what nursing schools and hospitals are doing wrong: They keep teaching nursing employees how to lift and move patients in ways that could inadvertently result in career-ending back injuries.
NPR - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:36

'Body mechanics' can't save nurses from back injuries
FierceHealthcare - Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:41

Hospitals fail to protect nursing staff from becoming patients
Schuster had injured her back moving the patient, which the hospital acknowledged. And today, X-rays of her back show how a surgeon repaired a damaged disk in her spine using a metal cage and four long, sharp screws. "I can finally walk and sit again ...
Minnesota Public Radio News - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:24

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