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Workplace violence in health care

Experts say 'part of the job' mindset needs to change
Violence from patients, families and visitors is a common hazard for nurses and other health care workers. Although several states have recently strengthened penalties for assaults on health care personnel, worker advocates are calling for additional action.
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Health care providers ignore texting-while-driving dangers: study

Atlanta – Emergency medicine practitioners have an up-close view of the deaths and injuries that can result from texting while driving. Yet when they are not working, physicians, nurses, residents and other emergency health care providers often engage in the same dangerous driving habits, according to a study from Emory University School of Medicine.
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Guidelines aim to protect workers from Ebola

Geneva – As the largest Ebola outbreak in history spreads across West Africa, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization have issued guidelines to help keep workers safe.
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Health care worker footwear

Designed specifically for nurses and other health care professionals, this line of high-performance work shoes features contamination-resistant uppers; thick, contoured foot beds; and slip-resistant soles that provide superior traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
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Fist bumps spread fewer germs than handshakes: study

Aberystwyth, U.K. – Fist-bumping transmits significantly fewer bacteria between people than either handshaking or high-fiving, according to a recent study from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
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