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Laura Morgan
My worksite is part of an integrated system, but this particular facility does not have a Security department.  We do have secured entrances at night that automatically lock down, but there are still many issues that have to be handled ...
Laura Morgan Feb '17
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As we planned for the Choose Civility challenge, last year's Bully or Incivil post stuck out in our minds as we tried to come up with a challenge that would be a helpful reminder to choose civility and understanding whenever we can to be ...
Aieda Solomon
Have your conversations and experiences with supervisors and co-workers changed during the Safety Challenge? Do you feel like they have learned anything new from you? Share your stories with us. Reply below or post on our   Facebook , ...
Aieda Solomon Jul '17
This has sparked a huge discussion in my clinic about safe patient handling and a few exam tables that are difficult ...
Heidi Rye ‍  Kudos to you for raising the issue. That's what we want to hear. Let us know if some changes get ...
Any suggestions on safety in homecare????   Families may place hoyer lifts into the garage.  Or assume that a chair ...
P. Elaine Hamer  check out our Safety in Home Health discussion  also Holly Carpenter ‍'s comment below.
 
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graystheway
My daughter lives in Astoria NY I live in Blacksburg Va and work as a nurse in long term care/ skilled rehab. Would it be safe for her to visit me. We both practice over the top safety precautions and awareness. Only going on limited ...
graystheway Jul '20
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '20
I think it would be fine. You both seem to be taking the proper precautions, and as long as she is comfortable with ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
I wonder how many of us as nurses feel that we are strong capable professionals able to handle a lot of things on our own? Sound familiar to anyone? Does that same attitude sometimes carry over into your personal life too? Are you someone ...
Damon Schneider
Hello all, I apologize if this may have been touched on already but for those with established systems in your facilities / organizations how do you measure your progress (i.e. what are your metrics) or how do you identify areas ...
Damon Schneider Jul '17
We use EPIC charting system at OSU and there is a tab for our OR's that measure the metrics of the OR. I'm not sure that ...
Whitedm72
I am curious, I currently work on a cardiac step down unit / medical telemetry and recently have been faced with having to float to ICU. The staff on my unit is being told we would have the easy patients, none of the staff on my unit has had any ...
Whitedm72 Jun '19
I am faced with the same problem now. I work in a hospital with no step-down unit. The floor I work on is the stroke unit ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Wow!  That sounds like an uncomfortable situation Whitedm72 ‍ .  Patients are in ICU because they have the very ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN ‍ I really like your idea of using evidence to make our case.  It is hard to do sometimes, but it ...
wennau wennau Nov '19
I work in a Cardio/Pulmonary unit and we are not required to float to a higher level of care unit, which would be ICU.  ...
Karen Goodhart
I have recently/11 months ago had back surgery for back pain. I cannot say a specific activity at work caused it. No workman 's comp. I have lifted, pushed,pulled for well over 35 years I'm sure didn't help. The last 5+ yrs pushing, ...
Karen Goodhart Jul '17
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
We really need to hear from both employers and nurses for this one.  See our new blog by CarolinaEast https://engage.healthynursehealthynation.org/blogs/24/2684  on how they weathered Hurricane Florence.
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
From our colleagues at NIOSH's Total Worker Health: The Office for Total Worker Health ® within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is excited to announce that the call for abstracts for the 2 nd ...

Nurses in the Safety Domain

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Sun Safety Tips For Nurses 44

Nurses understand the dangers of spending too much time in the sun and many of us practice sun safety measures to protect against skin cancer, but protecting against skin cancer is a topic that should stay top of mind. Check out these Sun Safety Tips for Nurses.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/05/2017
The Importance Of Safe Patient Handling And Mobility For Nurses 46

 Over the course of a year, 35,800 nurse workdays are lost due to musculoskeletal injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the American Nurses Association’s 2016 Health Risk Appraisal , seven out of 10 nurses report pain resulting from their work.   “Nurses are the heart of health care, yet they are the most injured ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/14/2017
Don’t Let Yourself – Or Others – Get Bullied At Work 495

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, explains how nurses can foster collegial relationships with one another, move past incivility and bullying, and promote healthy work environments.   

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 09/06/2017
Don’t Get Stuck: Learn How To Prevent Sharps Injuries 687

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, shares strategies for keeping nurses safe from sharps.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/11/2017
Protect Nurses With Optimal Staffing 759

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor, Sharon Morgan, explains the impact staffing has on nurse and patient safety.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/27/2017