I'm taking a class to become a CNA and I think I'll work as one for a few years while I move up the waiting list for the nursing degree I'm considering. I know back injuries are a problem for the health field, and I was wondering if anyone knew any statistics for CNA's and back related injuries. Also, do you believe most injuries occur due to inadequate training, rushing, not having another person to help or practicing poor body mechanics? Or, does body mechanics seem to not reflect the amount of back injuries seen? Thanks for any comments!
Jan 27, '10
some of you are talking about lifting obese people with only one other person to help. I asked one of my professors about this and she told me to always ask for more help if I need it. And she implied that if I couldn't get it, I shouldn't work there. Anyone else take this stand on things?
edited for a typo. lol.
Last edit by michelle_d on Jan 27, '10
: Reason: typo