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Published on April 26, 2014

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Nurse related work injuries: Nurse related work injuries By: Taylor Jarvis and Laura Lovett PowerPoint Presentation:  Nurse related injuries are very commonly seen. The nursing profession suffers the number two position for number of nonfatal work-related injuries in the United States PowerPoint Presentation: Nursing experiences the most injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders (professional safeguard resources 2013). These musculoskeletal injuries affect the back, shoulders, knees, wrists, neck, and ankles. Other injuries may affect the skin, particularly of the hands and fingers In addition another area injuries may affect is the psychological system PowerPoint Presentation: Musculoskeletal injuries include areas of the back, shoulders, necks, and wrists. These injuries can be due to either patient handling, such as lifting and transferring patients or due to repetitive movements, such as making beds, bringing items to patients and pushing patients in trolley or wheelchairs. Musculoskeletal injuries: Musculoskeletal injuries The average cost for patient handling injuries is $6,710 per injury, and average days lost from work is 25 days Average cost for repetitive movement injuries is $4,013 per injury, and average days lost from work is 16 days Ways to prevent…: Ways to prevent… -Pt handling Injuries: Mechanical lifting aids Assistance from another staff member “No lift” policies Job rotation Follow weight lifting limits: Males 51lbs, females 46lbs Ways to prevent…: Ways to prevent… Repetitive movement injuries: Ensure trolleys and wheelchairs are well-maintained Obtain assistance from other staff Select correct wheel designs for floor type PowerPoint Presentation:  Another area affected to work related injuries for nurses are from falls or slips usually effecting the knees and ankles, caused by Poor ground surfaces such as Wet floors Tripping over objects on the floor Assisting clients to and from bathrooms Falls and Slips: Falls and Slips Average cost for each injury: $5,420 Average days lost from work: 21 days Ways to prevent..: Ways to prevent.. Falling and Slipping: Ensure spillages are immediately mopped up Use Caution signs Ensure good housekeeping so that walkways are clear of obstacles Use a lifter in wet areas PowerPoint Presentation: Another area affected from work related injuries for nursing are from needle sticks/punctures, usually involving the hands and fingers, these can occur when: Administering injections Cleaning sharp instruments Needle sticks and Punctures: Needle sticks and Punctures Average cost per injury: $362 Average days lost from work: 1 day Ways to prevent..: Ways to prevent.. Needle Sticks and punctures Adhere to protocols for administering injections Use syringes with retractable needles Machine controlled instrument cleaning PowerPoint Presentation: The last area that is affected from work related injuries for nurses, that is overlooked a lot is Psychological/mental such as anxiety, depression, and work-related stress caused by occupational stressors and pressures Contributing Factors for psychological/mental injuries : Contributing Factors for psychological/mental injuries Lengthy shifts Fatigue due to standing for long periods Increased work demand due to inadequate staffing Increased patient loads due to increased life spans Inadequate enforcement of weight handling procedures Lack of education on use of biomechanics during lifting, moving, supporting, turning, and transporting patients Contributing Factors for psychological/mental injuries : Contributing Factors for psychological/mental injuries Lengthy shifts Fatigue due to standing for long periods Increased work demand due to inadequate staffing Increased patient loads due to increased life spans Inadequate enforcement of weight handling procedures Lack of education on use of biomechanics during lifting, moving, supporting, turning, and transporting patients Ways to prevent..: Ways to prevent.. Psychological/Mental injuries Finding relaxing techniques to help manage stressors, this can be done by: enhancing organization asking for assistance when needed answering to their own needs when necessary PowerPoint Presentation: By: Laura Lovett and Taylor Jarvis Fun Facts : Fun Facts Researchers found that almost 20 percent of the nurses questioned had symptoms of depression, an incidence twice as high as for the general population.  “the risks of a patient fall or medication mistake increased significantly- by about 20 percent- the more a nurse was in pain or depressed” (2013) Reference Page: Reference Page

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