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Charting a path forward: Results and recommendations from ANA’s SPHM environmental scan

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  OCCUPATIONAL INJURY associated with manual patient handling continues to plague healthcare workers, particularly nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the combined injury rate among registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses, and nursing assistants surpasses that of all other occupations in the United States. As healthcare organizations continue to explore opportunities to establish a safe work environment, safe patient…

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