Work Injured Nurses
- 4Aug 20, '09 by P_RN Asst. Adminhttp://www.rcn.org.uk/support/servic...ht_on_wing_usa
august 19, 2009
dear wing usa friends,
with permission from the royal college of nursing work injured, ill and disabled nurses group (rcn wing), following is the article “spotlight on wing usa” recently published in the rcn wing quarterly, spring/summer 2009.
best wishes to all…anne
anne hudson, rn, bsn
august 19, 2009
founder, work injured nurses' group usa (wing usa)
coos bay, oregon
this is a copyrighted article published to wing by permission.
- 0Aug 20, '09 by Heogog53I just found out about this wonderful website. I am a work injured nurse- got hurt in 2003 and so far, have been struggling with a bad back ever since. I'll be seeing the Workman's Comp doctor for the third time next Friday. I have no idea what's going to happen to me, or what I'm going to do for a living if I am "dissapeared" I'm a good nurse. No- I've been a great nurse. And I want to be again. But it looks like I'll have to go to school and get an MSN just to try to find a non heavy patient contact role.
Thanks, Anne, for posting your article.
Everyone should contact their congressman or woman about a house bill to protect both patients and nurses from the trauma of inadequate lifting safety. The bill needs lots of co-sponsors, and this is a huge breakthrough for nursing in the USA. Please urge your congressperson to support it and nursing.
- 0Aug 29, '09 by diane227My husband works at a hospital where they have a "no lift" policy. They have a lift team and they go around on a regular schedule to weight and turn heavy patients. This lift team has saved the hospital a lot of money in workers comp claims. The lift team is on duty 24/7.
I hurt my back years ago (not work related) and I have flair ups from time to time. The thing that bothers me is that I cannot assist my coworkers with lifting these patients because I don't want them to hurt their backs either. And it is only going to get worse as people get more and more over weight.