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The vast majority of healthcare injuries are preventable. Learn more about our mission statement along with why we believe personal commitment is key.
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As healthcare workers, we all face a wide range of hazards on the job, including blood and body fluid exposures, needlesticks, slips and falls, musculoskeletal injuries related to lifting and repositioning patients, and even workplace violence.

While healthcare remains the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers, virtually everyone in the industry is susceptible to hazards on the job, including nurses, physicians, therapists, and many other dedicated professionals. These injuries occur every single day of the year… in hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, out-patient surgery centers, birthing centers, trauma centers, home healthcare, and countless other medical venues around the globe. Our mission is to help reduce the number and severity of those injuries.

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I had my first one a few months ago. It was my first night on trauma and I was doing a central line and managed to stab myself with the scalpel while trying to blot the blood up so I could see where I was. I was pretty shaken the rest of the night, even after talking to the guy's wife who said he's clean.”
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Last fall nurse Pham placed on her personal protective equipment (PPE) to care for a critically ill patient who was infected with a highly infectious disease.  Caring for critical patients was not something Pham was unaccustomed to. What was unfamiliar
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The ANA recently released a statement 1 commending the present White House Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) related to manual patient handling in the focus of OSHA inspections.2  The ANA has
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In 1999, The Institute of Medicine report “To Err is Human” put patient safety on the agenda.  Statistically there are more patients who are inadvertently harmed by the way their healthcare was delivered than the lives lost annually from traffic
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In anticipation of writing this blog, I asked several people who work in health care if they had ever experienced workplace violence (WV), and what they consider to be the most prevalent type of WV.  This was a decidedly unscientific
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) slips, trips, and fall (STF) injuries are the 2nd most frequent cause of lost-work day injuries for workers in nursing care facilities[1].  Musculoskeletal injuries r/t patient handling continues to be the 1st
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