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My back and how to protect it because I am going to do this till I am like 67

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Hello People,

How many of you lift patients and provide care in an environment where we are expected to provide care without lift equipment? My back hurts and I am 32, and I still have to do this bedside nursing thing till I am 67 with no pension. Why do police and firemen get these things we don't? Silly ladies, we can't do this job till we are 67...so lets get better benefits....and quiet ignoring our value....

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Generally nurses would need some collective bargaining as a whole to improve salaries and benefits.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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ANA has been fighting this battle for 10yrs....look at these resources to document your concerns to your facilities SAFETY, Quality Improvement and Workplace Injury /Risk management committees

Evidence-Based Practices for Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Legislation: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)

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