I 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.