I don't usually read the AJN....long story, but the Feb issue has a fantastic CE on Myths and Facts
about back injuries. "Been there done that.....still wearing the t shirt....."
Anyway it's online at
Mar 11, '03
"A nurse that has a back injury is just sunk."
You're right. No employer wants to take the risk--particularly for an easily-replaced commodity like a nurse.
My advice: If you sustain a back injury, do all you can to keep any prospective employers from finding out about it, or you'll likely never get another job. Employers tend to "chew you up and spit you out."
But so far as complaints about these lifts are concerned--it couldn't be very bad, as the nurses in these photos are ALL smiling.
Last edit by sjoe on Mar 12, '03