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Protect Your Back With Expert Lifting Strategies

How nurses can prevent musculoskeletal injuries

By Carol Jakucs, RN, BSN, PHN

It can happen to any nurse: While helping a patient into or out of bed, you make one wrong move and feel a nasty twinge. If you’re lucky, it might be a simple muscle strain. If not, you might have a herniated disc or worse.Lifting patients is an inevitable part of being a nurse. It’s most common in hospital settings due to the higher acuity of the patients, but there ...

This Month's Book Pick

The Heart: A Novel

The Heart: A Novel

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN, PHN

If we think about organ donation at all, we generally think about how lucky the recipients are to escape from the ...

California Nursing Specialties

Flight Nursing: Interview With Michele Guthrie, RN, CFRN, CCRN, CEN, NRP
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