We’ve all heard about the risks of hospital acquired infections. It probably isn’t all that surprising to think of a place full of sick people as somewhere you may not want to ‘hang out.’ Still, hospitals are full of surprises. Did you know that hospitals are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the United States?
Most workplaces are pretty safe. Unless you’re lifting super heavy objects you’re not very likely to get hurt. Some jobs are different, and it’s always important to be vigilant.
In most workplaces, assault isn’t a common cause of injury.
Our healthcare workers have to deal with different circumstances:
Some hospitals prepare special training protocols for their employees like all safety conscious employers.
Videos like those below and above demonstrate just how important these training exercises can be.
While dangerous patients aren’t the only safety hazard healthcare workers face, the threat is real. In mission-critical situations (like treating a hostile patient) procedures designed with safety in mind can help to ensure positive treatment outcomes.
Our healthcare workforce is made up brave individuals who have dedicated their lives to reducing the suffering of others. That selfless service takes a toll on the brave men and women who work in health care. That’s why when we found this Hospital Injury Infographic, we knew we had to share it with you.
If you’re curious, check out the original HERE
Workplace injuries affect everyone. Over the next few days, we’re going to post about one of the most common workplace injuries: overexertion. Healthcare workers like nurses face the risks of overexerting themselves every day.