Patient mobility standards seek to address nurses' risk of injury

09/27/2013 | ABC News

Lifting heavy patients and equipment leaves nurses vulnerable to back and other musculoskeletal injuries but there is no federal standard to help protect health care professionals from injuries. The American Nurses Association has drafted national safety standards that have been adopted by 3,000 hospitals since June. The group is also pushing a national bill requiring uniform standards. "Patients aren't boxes. They don't have handles and they don't move on their own," said Suzy Harrington, director of ANA's Department for Health, Safety and Wellness.

View Full Article in:

ABC News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Counsel, Regulatory (FDA)
San Diego , CA
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director, Health Plan Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations