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Robert Delacruz
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Nursing, LVNs and Patients
 Recently research has motivated organizational leaders in health care facilities to recognize the value of fostering a safety culture within our institutions. Healthcare employees and patients benefit when policies encourage the development of safe patient...

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Patients putting Nurses at Risk
Patient transfers are common tasks and present a variety of hazards for direct patient caregivers. In this example, we see a nurse involved in the task of lifting a patient from the floor. Note the bend, twisted position of the torso which places the lower ...

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Knee Pain in Nurses
Another musculoskeletal injuries associated with patient related care is injury to the lower extremities. Particularly the knee. Knee joints are somewhat unstable structures. Subject to articular cartilage deterioration and ligament injury. Articular cartil...

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Wrist pain in Nurses
The wrist joint is a complex joint formed between the distal ends of the radius and ulna bones and the eight carpel bones. The wrist connects the forearm to the hand and allows for a good range of motion. Repetitive or forceful or sustained or even awkward ...

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Shoulders and Neck pain in Nurses
Another type of musculoskeletal injury reported by nurses and other direct patient care workers. Occurs in the shoulders and neck area. The shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body and is inherently unstable. It is easily injured by impact or simple ...

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Nurses is a Valuable Resource
Hello, I am Denis. As a nurse for over 15 years, I have seen my share of work related injuries. I have also experience several work related: musculoskeletal injuries with recoveries requiring medication, physical therapy and even surgery . This blog is desi...

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Long Beach City College Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, 2012-2013 Expenses
Estimated Expenses for the Long Beach City College Licensed Vocational Nursing Program (Based on 2012-2013 Expenses Listed on Website): *...

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