Chad Griepentrog

Chad Griepentrog
Chad holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology and human development from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He earned his ADN from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI and his BSN from Western Governor's University. He has worked in a variety of specialties over the past 18 years including: hematology/oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics, medical/surgical, and GI. He received his CGRN certification in 2018 and has been employed as a procedural nurse in the Endoscopy department at Mayo Clinic Healthy System in Eau Claire, WI since 2012. He and his wife of 10 years have two sons, ages 6 and 3.

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An Invisible Work Hazard Affects GI Staff

Posted by Chad Griepentrog on May 03, 2019

Nurses are often exposed to a number of potential environmental hazards when performing their jobs. On a daily basis, we encounter patients who need our assistance to keep from falling while ambulating, require a helping hand with toileting needs, need an intramuscular injection, or have a dressing that needs changing. All of these tasks, which nurses around the world might perform multiple times during a typical shift, carry an inherit risk that could expose the nurse to injury or infection. Although the majority of us are able to perform these routine nursing duties without a second thought, it only takes one misstep or unusual circumstance to cause harm to the nurse. Unfortunately, when exposures, patient falls, or other incidents occur, they can have long-term physical effects on the nurse/technician.

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