Nurses and other staff providing direct patient care in hospitals, out-patient clinics, rehab facilities, nursing homes, and home health care face many physical challenges. In fact, in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked nursing assistants and RN’s first and fifth, respectively, among all occupations, for occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries at work!
Patient handling is the most important risk factor for these injuries. P.S. Associates works with patient care units to provide safe patient handling programs and other improvements to make the job safer and more comfortable. Click here to read more about our Safe Patient Handling Programs.