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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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We are kicking off our inaugural Safety Zone series with a story about Teresa Boynton, an occupational therapist and certified safe patient handling professional who has decades of experience in healthcare injury prevention and risk management.
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Home health care is a booming business.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projects that there are currently 2.3 million home health caregivers in the workplace and estimates a 34% growth in home health positions is needed to
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Does your facility have a plan in place to evacuate patients in the event of a fire or similar emergency?
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There has been group discussion this week about which comes first, patient safety or worker safety.1  The original comment seemed to imply that in putting focus on employee safety, we were forgetting why health care exists in the first place:
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Not at all – 0%
To a minor extent – 16%
Moderately – 41%
Quite a Bit – 41%
Yes, fully – 0%
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What is being missed at the bedside?  Forgetting or overlooking nursing tasks such as repositioning/turning patients or ambulating patients can negatively impact patient outcomes. Patient harm has occurred because nursing tasks have been overlooked and or missed (act of omission
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