Top News: #Nurses

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In this close-up screenshot from a simulation video, you can see the exact moment NPR correspondent Daniel Zwerdling endured dangerous levels of stress on his spine while re-creating the way nurses push their patients in a lift chair. The blue arrows show the high magnitude and distribution of forces from his muscles, while the red indicates the high level of forces on his disks.Even ‘Proper’ Technique Exposes Nurses’ Spines To Dangerous Forces:

Scientists say nurses like Sunny Vespico are prime examples of what nursing schools and hospitals are doing wrong: They keep teaching nursing employees how to lift and move patients in ways that could inadvertently result in career-ending back injuries. Read more



personalitytestDoes Your Personality Match Your Nursing Specialty?:

Does a nurse’s personality make him or her better suited to a particular specialty in nursing? That question has been asked, formally and informally, countless times over the decades since nursing evolved into a profession of specialties. In the beginning, nurses were just nurses. They were trained for private duty as well as hospital work, and if they showed an aptitude for leadership, they were quickly shuttled into administrative duties. That was about it. Personality traits mattered, but only when choosing nursing as a profession. Read more



Elderly patient in a wheelchair next to a nurse in hospital wardNPR documentary explores how nurses handle stress, burnout:

Nurses outnumber doctors by six to one, spend more time with patients and, with an expanding scope of practice, are the backbone of American healthcare. A new documentary says these factors lead nurses to feel stressed, overburdened and unsupported. Read more





washing handsIncreased hand washing has led to rise in dermatitis among frontline hospital staff:

A new study that examined incidence of work-related dermatitis in the UK finds it went up more than four-fold in health workers following a national drive to get frontline hospital staff to wash their hands more frequently – with soap – to reduce spread of superbugs. Read more