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Staying Out of the Loop / safe patient handling

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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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 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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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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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 September 06, 2019

“What's one thing you wish you had in your [GI] lab, or one thing you couldn't live without that you currently have?” This attention-grabbing question was posted recently on an …

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Topics:nurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingGI nursingendoscopy nursingSGNASPHMendoscopy techscope reprocessing

by Larissa Biggers, on August 23, 2019

A recent article in Endoscopy International raises the question, “Should the endoscopist be considered and trained like an athlete?” Although those outside the field of endoscopy might not immediately see …

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Topics:colonoscopynurseendoscopynursingsafe patient handlingpatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursinglooping in colonoscopyendoscopistinjury endoscopistnurse injuryendoscopeOSHAendoscopy tech

by Larissa Biggers, on August 09, 2019

To attract and retain employees, some businesses offer perks ranging from on-site yoga to monthly karaoke parties. But once the novelty of these benefits wears off, do they really boost …

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Topics:nurseendocopyendoscopynursingVA SPHMsafe patient handlinghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursingnurse injurySPHMOSHA

by Larissa Biggers, on August 02, 2019

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