How Nurses Can Prevent Injuries and Keep Their Backs Healthy


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How Nurses Can Prevent on the Job Injuries
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Few things can sideline your nursing career faster than an injury. Nurses that work on the frontlines of patient care in hospitals are especially at risk for injuries. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), injuries on the job occur more often at hospitals than construction sites.

Nursing injuries on the job can result from falls, needle sticks, and even assaults. But by far, the most common injury is due to overexertion. According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, 45% of injuries to nurses was due to overexertion.

Common Injuries on the Job  

The back is the most frequently injured area of the…


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