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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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H ealthcare workers suffer from overexer- tion musculoskeletal injuries twice as often as workers in other indus- tries, according to the CDC. Here are 5 ways to improve the ergonomic safety of your ORs. 1. Get help transferring patients The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries in healthcare workers is patient handling, says the CDC. Many devices alleviate that strain. Lift-assist equipment can help your staff better move patients in a variety of situations. Portable lifts are great for smaller facilities, J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 5 5 Ways to Make Your ORs Safe and Comfortable Keep your surgical teams happy and healthy with these ergonomic products. • STANDING AROUND Anti-fatigue mats can make staff and surgeons more comfortable. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor

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