Items Tagged with 'Nurses'

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Nurse-to-patient ratio law improves staff safety: study

Sacramento, CA – Occupational injuries among nurses in California decreased by one-third after a 2004 state law implemented nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in acute care hospitals, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.
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PART OF THE JOB?

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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California establishes new rules on safe patient lifting

Sacramento, CA – New regulations in California will require certain hospitals to implement a safe patient-handling policy that uses devices and lifting teams to move patients, potentially improving the safety of patients, nurses and other staff.
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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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