Thumbs up to Cooley Dickinson
From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
October 2010 Edition
Thumbs up to management at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for its purchase of nearly $1 million worth of lifting equipment that will help protect nurses while they are on the job. Each year, thousands of nurses and health care workers across the country are injured from manually lifting patients.
The injuries are the cumulative effect of years of lifting more than the human body can handle and, as a result, 50 percent of health care personnel suffer from chronic pain and at least 12 percent leave their jobs due to permanent/disabling injuries. Management’s efforts to curtail this crisis will help to keep the nurses at Cooley Dickinson safe, healthy and providing top-notch quality patient care.