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  • In Good Hands: Improving Nurse Safety
    In Good Hands: Improving Nurse Safety
    A nurse’s job is to keep people healthy, so it’s a grim irony that many nurses encounter unsafe situations in the workplace. From fatigue and needle sticks to falls and workplace violence, a wide range of threats can put nurses’ safety on the line.   Some of those threats are physical hazards: Nurses can sustain sharps injuries that expose them to ... more

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Your safety matters. This domain covers a wide range of topics - from staying alert at the wheel to safe patient handling and mobility.

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Are there any outpatient nurses who want to weigh in on what resources are available to them for patient handling? 
I am loving this post!  One of the challenges I see if that some facilities are 'task oriented' versus 'patient centric'.  Making the patient the center of care can help care givers approach specific tasks as a 'team'.  For example, there may be times when not everything gets done during first shift that normally gets done.  Does second shift not see this a...
We have to be the change. Safety will improve if we speak up and out. 
Being a pale redhead, I don't leave the house without SPF 60 on this face or body. I wear a wide brimmed hat when out in sun for long periods of time. This is a great reminder of signs to watch for! Thanks! 
When I started nursing, I never thought that safety would be an issue. I always thought that the hospital was one of the safest places to be. I never thought that I would get stuck with a needle because I was always careful. I did get stuck once with a patient's lancet that they brought from home. She dropped it and my instinct was to try to catch it before it fell....

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