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Hospital Rx: Nurse Health & Patient Care

HOSPITAL RX: NURSE HEALTH & PATIENT CARE Nurses are at the heart of patient care, but what happens when the adoption and integration of technology threatens their wellbeing? NURSE HEALTH CONCERNS 60% concerned that their job is negatively impacting their overall health 12% injured on the job over the past year Nurses most commonly suffer from: 52% back pain 38% over exhaustion 33% sore necks NURSE DISCOMFORT AFFECTS PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Nurse injuries have been well documented, but what is often not addressed is how their injuries and physical discomfort directly affect patient care. Due to physical discomfort, nurses admit they: 22% are less friendly or engaging with patients 22% modify/limit their activity on the job 17% are distracted 14% need more assistance from other staff 49% report feeling some level of discomfort while inputting charting data into a computerized point-of-care solution TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP... Charting at a patient's bedside reduces errors and improves the patient's perceived quality of care, but only 21% do the bulk of charting in the room with the patient. Barriers to using computerized devices at the patient's bedside: 42% lack of space to maneuver technology 39% placement of fixed computer equipment 24% lack of available power and long-lasting powered solutions ...OR HURT Nurses remain mired in legacy burdens of the job and face challenges as a result of the massive electronic health record (EHR) restructuring. 61% concerned about the placement of technology Nurses say the use of EHRS: 50% increases their level of stress 42% does not increase patient care time 36% does not improve patient interaction and engagement The impact of clinical design and ergonomic principles on the nurse are often overlooked. Here's what the nurses say: 28% would instate an 22% ergonomics team to ensure equipment is supportive for staff 25% updating furniture at the nursing station is important to support the prevention of discomfort, pain or injury to themselves and fellow nurses would implement more point-of- care solutions with sit-to-stand functionality HOSPITAL + ENTRANCE The data reflects a study of 250 credentialed nurses working full-time in the U.S. The Ergotron nursing survey was fielded by the independent research firm GMI Research from March 21 - 28, 2014. The margin for error is plus or minus 3.1 percent. ERGOTRON HEALTHCARE View the full report at:

Hospital Rx: Nurse Health & Patient Care

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Nurses are at the heart of patient care, but what happens when the adoption and integration of technology threatens their wellbeing?






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