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If you want to live dangerously, work in a nursing home

If you want to live dangerously, work in a nursing home

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When you buy a pack of cigarettes in this country, you also get an admonition from the Surgeon General. Why? To point out how dangerous going near tobacco products can be.

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

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We do a lot of "stuff" in nursing that makes no sense (both in acute care and long-term care — I'm not singling us out here). We do a lot of things that waste precious time and are definitely not evidence based. Let's take a look at some myth busters.

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Nursing home workers are accidentally injured on the job at a higher rate than workers in other sectors, including construction, manufacturing and mining, according to new Labor Department statistics.

Senators hear debate over patient handling, safe lifting standards

Witnesses at a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee meeting debated a proposed bill that would eliminate manual lifting of patients in healthcare facilities.

McKnight's to offer webcast on safe patient handling

McKnight's to offer webcast on safe patient handling

A McKnight's webcast on safe patient handling practices will be held in February.

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