Gifts for Healthcare Staff This Holiday Season

Posted by Larissa Biggers on December 13, 2019

While it should be an everyday occurrence, the holiday season is a perfect time to show your staff how much you care. Some businesses give employees time off to rest and relax, but this is not typically feasible in healthcare. Instead, consider gifts such as a catered lunch, a gift card, or a personalized thank-you note—or choose one or more of the options below.

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Topics: nurse, nursing, VA SPHM, safe patient handling, patient safety, nurse injury, networking, ColoWrap, SPHM, OSHA, healthcare, MSD

Rising Rates of Obesity and Healthcare Worker Injury: Just a Coincidence?

Posted by Larissa Biggers on December 06, 2019

Few would argue that we are a nation of portly people. No matter the reason—large portion sizes, lack of exercise—the fact remains that obesity in the US has reached epidemic proportions, with 39.6% adults meeting the criteria.

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Topics: nurse, nursing, safe patient handling, patient safety, nurse injury, SPHM, healthcare, obesity

Healthcare Ergonomic Solutions under $200

Posted by Larissa Biggers on September 27, 2019

In the recent past, hospitals and healthcare organization balked at the cost of safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) equipment, for instance, patient lifts. Over the last few years, however, awareness of work-related injury (and its costs) among healthcare staff has grown. In addition, recent studies indicate that SPHM investments pay for themselves quickly. That said, there are quite a few SPHM tools and technologies with a low price point; some are even free!

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Topics: nurse, nursing, patient safety, hospital costs, SPHM, OSHA, physician, healthcare

Nurses Deserve Praise, Not Wrath

Posted by Larissa Biggers on September 20, 2019

Inadequate staffing and substandard patient handling equipment can get in the way of a nurse’s ability to care for patients. And then there is the human factor. Walk into any office break room, and you will find a wide variety of temperaments and personalities. In fact, sitcoms and movies that parody workplace culture are commonplace. In healthcare, however, where a patient’s welfare is in question, disruptive behavior is no laughing matter. HR problems can escalate quickly and can have dramatic negative impacts.

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Topics: nurse, nursing, patient safety, hospital costs, SPHM, OSHA, physician, healthcare, disruptive behavior

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