Patient-handling innovations ease strain, reduce injuries at Burnsville hospital

Source: John Gessner, Thisweek Newspapers, 10/26/07

…State law reflects growing concern about workplace safety of nurses, especially as hospitals deal with a national nursing shortage.

By next July 1, all Minnesota hospitals must have policies to minimize nurses’ manual lifting of patients by 2011. The law calls for hospitals to use handling equipment and building modifications to achieve the goals….
Related:
American Nurses Association “Handle With Care” Campaign Fact Sheet

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