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Published by CRC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Epidemiology & medical statistics,
  • Occupational / industrial health & safety,
  • Occupational & Industrial Medicine,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • Public Health,
  • Epidemiology,
  • Technology / Industrial Health & Safety,
  • Health and hygiene,
  • Medical Personnel,
  • Wounds and injuries

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsWilliam Charney (Editor), Guy Fragala (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8260072M
ISBN 100849333822
ISBN 109780849333828

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The epidemic of health care worker injury: an epidemiology. [William Charney; Guy Fragala;] -- "Traditionally, health care worker injury exposure data is analyzed one category at a time, which tends to isolate the researcher from a more global perspective of an industry-wide analysis. Traditionally, health care worker injury exposure data is analyzed one category at a time, which tends to isolate the researcher from a more global perspective of an industry-wide analysis. [Read or Download] The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology Full Books [ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle] The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology provides an industry-wide analysis . Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic in COVID Health Care Workers. Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic in COVID Health Care Workers Ann Emerg Med. Oct;76(4) doi: /rgmed Epub Jun Authors Wendy Dean 1. Devastating injuries in healthcare workers: description of the crisis and legislative solution to the epidemic of back injury from patient lifting The purpose of this report is to describe a crisis in healthcare, disabling back injuries in US healthcare workers.

Phillips J. Workplace violence against health care workers in the United States. N Engl J Med. ; doi: /NEJMra Related Article >>>.   Health care workers suffer workplace injuries that require taking time off work at a rate of 4x that of other industry workers. It is widely accepted that health care workers underreport incidents of violence at their workplace by ~50 percent. In OSHA reported in ~24, workplace assaults in health care every year between and Physical Hazards. Musculoskeletal disorders are a major concern in occupational healthcare. Injuries occur frequently and are often due to repeated handling of patients, which involves heavy manual lifting when transferring or repositioning patients and working in extremely awkward positions. Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers. Women represent nearly 80% of the healthcare work force. Healthcare workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including sharps injuries, harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress.

  The world has seen the loss of many healthcare workers during the COVID crisis. Many have succumbed to the virus, but some have taken their own lives amid all this misery. As trauma and grief continue to plague healthcare workers, it is time to take a look at the invisible epidemic: .   Hospital workers face stresses right now that can compare to fighting a war, and recent research suggests medical staff could be among the hardest hit by the mental health .   We know from studies during the SARS epidemic that quarantine has a serious effect on the mental health of health care workers. It predicted symptoms of . Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers did not sign up for such a dangerous job. So, take a moment to recognize the healthcare workers you know personally or see for medical care (as this man did). Dealing with this pandemic is not easy for anyone, but it’s especially hard on healthcare workers.