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State News for June 2017

State News for June 2017

State drafting measures to create universal, single payer healthcare program after Canada's example

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

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There's nothing like the first time you get to meet people, attend education sessions and see the exhibit hall at the American Health Care Association, as I found out last week. If you weren't there, you missed a lot.

No need for injury

No need for injury

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Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers

Invacare debuts floor lifts

Invacare debuts floor lifts

Invacare Corporation has introduced a new I-Lift™ series of floor lifts. The Invacare I-Lift Series has a manual base with a Power Plus model. New electronic features include a battery life indicator, plus a visual and audible low battery alarm and digital service monitor.

Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved

Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.

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.

Safe resident handling programs reduce costs, injuries

Long-term care facilities with safe resident handling training programs have significantly lower rates of caregiver injuries than facilities without such programs, new research finds. Facilities with safe resident handling programs are also more attractive to potential employees, according to the study.

Lift ban amended for youngest workers

Employees who are 16 or 17 years old are once again allowed to operate and assist with lifts used to move patients in healthcare facilities as long as they are properly trained, according to the Department of Labor.

Study: Mechanical lifts improve injury rates in long-term care facilities

Making safe-lift programs a priority at long-term care facilities could be the key to reducing injuries and worker compensation costs, according to a new report.

Rethinking resident bathing

Rethinking resident bathing

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It's one of the hardest tasks for caregivers, but bathing does not have to be a chore if you focus on residents' needs