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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 …

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Topics:nursenursingVA SPHMsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurynetworkingColoWrapSPHMOSHAhealthcareMSD

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 …

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Topics:nursenursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurySPHMhealthcareobesity

by Marybeth Spanarkel, on November 15, 2019

The “difficile” in Clostridium difficile is a French word meaning “difficult.” The name choice was no accident. C. diff, now known as Clostridiodes difficile, is the most common hospital-acquired infection, with 453,000 cases and 29,300 deaths reported annually. Since 2000, there has been a marked …

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Topics:nursenursingpatient safetyC. diffC. difficileinfectionCDI

by Larissa Biggers, on November 08, 2019

Anyone in involved in colonoscopy knows that applying abdominal pressure is risky business. But just how dangerous is it? An ergonomics expert weighs in …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingpatientsafe patient handlingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopydifficult colonoscopynurse injurySPHMvideoergonomics

by Larissa Biggers, on November 01, 2019

According to the Joint Commission, high reliability healthcare organizations must demonstrate “consistent excellence in quality and safety across all services maintained over long periods of time.” It further notes that …

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Topics:nursenursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetynurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on October 25, 2019

For those not familiar with the Joint Commission, it is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies over 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. Accreditation and certification are …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy tech

by Larissa Biggers, on October 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered if the physical tasks you perform at work are safe? In healthcare, for instance, overexertion from repetitive manual patient handling is the primary cause of musculoskeletal …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingendoscopistinjury endoscopistnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy techMusculoskeletalMSD

by Larissa Biggers, on October 11, 2019

For healthcare staff, handling patients on a daily basis puts so much force on the musculoskeletal system that even perfect body mechanics cannot prevent pain and injury. Learn how endoscopy …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendocopynursingabdominal pressure colonoscopynurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on October 04, 2019

Did you know that one of every two endoscopy staff will suffer a work-related musculoskeletal disorder? Find out why in under a minute …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendocopynursingabdominal pressure colonoscopynurse injurySPHMOSHA

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, …

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Topics:nursenursingpatient safetyhospital costsSPHMOSHAphysicianhealthcare

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