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Back-breaking work? A shocking 4-part NPR report on the extraordinary health risks nurses face – and a couple of charts and leads of our own

Chart: Musculoskeletal work injuries by occupation: percentages

  National Public Radio conducted an impressively in-depth, four-part report about the working conditions and health risks of nurses, full of worrying statistical data and heartbreaking personal stories. The short of it: “nursing employees suffer more debilitating back and other injuries than almost any other occupation — and they get those injuries mainly from doing Continue Reading

Work Environment Trumps Staffing Levels for Nurses

A survey has found that one way to improve patient care is to improve the work environment for nurses. Staffing levels are also important, but this survey indicated that even just a single incremental increase in how nurses rated their physical work environment resulted in a nearly five times greater chance that nurses would rate Continue Reading