Posts Tagged ‘Forensic Nursing Occupational Health and Safety’

Bullying in the healthcare profession

April 12, 2015

A question was asked which is worse; doctor-to-nurse or nurse-to-nurse bullying. This is good professionals are talking about this topic. We offer students help in understanding these dynamics within the bullier and the bullied. This is covered in the Occupational section of our Forensic Nursing Online Tutor.

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Picnic Day Supported by the Occupational Safety Department

May 10, 2013

Our hospital picnic day will be here soon. This year our department is responsible for the t-shirts. We are in the Occupational Safety Department. This includes Occupational Health Nurses, Forensic Nurses, an Occupational Medicine Physician, a Forensic Physician, secretaries and technicians. We plan on getting t-shirt printing done with our hospital logo and name.

One of our staff members came up with the idea of offering embroidered shirts for sale. The profit would be used for the family of patients in our cancer department. This is especially for those who travel a long distant to be with their loved ones who are receiving cancer services and treatments. The embroidered shirts would be designed to be worn outside of the picnic. They can be worn at a restaurant, doctor’s appointment, grocery store, etc. We plan on selling the embroidered shirts at the picnic, hospital’s gift shop, and various hospital fundraisers.

The t-shirts we will be using at the picnic are funded by the hospital every year. They are given to each employee and family member at the picnic if desired. The t-shirts we will be using this year are sturdy. They can stand up to tug-of-wars, water fights, football games, food stains, and the like. I am excited already about our picnic!

Avoidable Occupational Injuries, comment

April 6, 2010

I agree that a new grad or just a new staff member should demonstrate understanding. This is the best way to learn and remember a task. Unfortunately due to short staff in most areas new employees are put out there on their own before they are ready. I feel all new staff should be fully oriented and demonstrate task required of them.

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June 4, 2009
Title: Avoidable Occupational Injuries
Nursing as a profession is very versatile. This area of health service also has it’s share of fulfillment and frustrations. One quick reference or case in point is in the area of training and education of new graduates of nursing. Most organizations are quick to put their trainees on the floor in order to avoid much expenses. One observed an incident where a preceptor did not participate in a return demonstration from the orientee. At the end of that training instruction, the orientee went to implement a procedure without the expected conclusion, which resulted in a spill of blood and urine on the orientee. In another facility, other new graduates were appalled at the number of times these accidents could have been avoided if the return demonstration were properly supervised to its completion. This area of training (demonstration) should be given adequate time and attention so as to avoid unnecessary occupational injuries. This also helps in the long run quality control analysis and measures for any organization.

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