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Who Heals The Healers?

WHO HEALS THE Healer's As devoted as nurses are to the safety, health, and care of some of the most vulnerable members of society, they are often subject to quite a bit of injury, illness, and danger themselves. In fact, healthcare is the most dangerous industry for illnesses, with nearly 700,000 nurses, aides, orderlies, and other healthcare professionals falling ill every year. With the economy struggling, funding tight, and insurance still a huge issue for many patients, many health care workers suffer from entirely preventable back, shoulder, and neck injuries due to patient handling without the proper equipment, personnel, support, or technique. 2nd 152% of nurses complain of chronic back most common accident involves falling onto the floor. pain. With the right support and transfer equipment, nurses would avoid the career-ending, disabling back injuries so common in the profession. This is often the result of too much weight being lifted improperly and without the correct equipment. .74% of nurses report being accidentally stuck 64% of those by a needle while rushing their needles were contaminated. work. The fact is, nurses will be injured every time they attempt to manually move a patient; the amount of stress put on their body is just too much! Furthermore, the amount of time it takes to manually move patients leads to rushing on the part of the nurse, which creates the perfect conditions for accidents to happen. MEDICAL TREATMENT COSTS THE MEDICAL LOST WORKDAYS INDUSTRY AN ADDITIONAL $10 MILLION IN LOSSES LIGHT DUTY SHIFTS EMPLOYEE TURNOVER $16,000,000,00 SPENT ANNUALLY IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS. THESE LOSSES ARE PREVENTABLE - BY PREVENTING INJURIES TO NURSES IN THE FIRST PLACE! COPYRIGHT 2014 | MPMMEDICALSUPPLY.COM | ALL RIGHT RESERVED

Who Heals The Healers?

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MPM Medical Supply has created this infographic to educate people on the injuries suffered from healthcare professionals.

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