As a nurse, do you know you work in one of the most dangerous places? According to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers experience more injuries than construction workers and manufacturing employees. While your job is to treat patients with injuries and illnesses, you are at high risk of getting hurt and sick.
In order to work safely in a hospital, you must be aware of workplace hazards and common injuries. Once you know how you are most likely to get hurt, you can avoid hazardous situations and be more mindful.