Title

Myths and facts about back injuries in nursing

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Hospitals and nursing homes have spent considerable time and effort attempting to prevent back injuries among nurses, with little improvement in the incidence or severity of musculoskeletal injuries. In 1989 there were 4.2 lost-workday injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers in hospitals; in 2000 there were 4.1 per 100. Health care institutions could undoubtedly use sound guidance in implementing more effective approaches to preventing injuries.

Disciplines

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing | Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

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