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Three initiatives
Three initiatives under way at PHT Services, Ltd. have the potential to make a meaningful difference. Two of these have to do with perennial risk management challenges, while the third initiative relates to an emerging area of concern, prompting us to dedicate new resources and specialized...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 1930 Safe Patient Handling Conference
The 12th Annual PHTS Safe Patient Handling Conference & PHT Awards Luncheon was held earlier on June 12 in Columbia, with nearly 100 individuals in attendance. Attendee feedback was very positive, with comments including the following: "Information presented was 'take ...[MORE]
Article 1929 AORN promotes sharps-safety tool kit
The American Association of periOperative Registered Nurses has put together a comprehensive package of information to educate healthcare workers about the hazards of sharps injuries. “Percutaneous sharps injuries in the operating room continue to happen with the largest portion of solid sharps ...[MORE]
Article 1928 Job Lifting-injuries a problem for nurses
On the occasion of National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2014), a feature in Claims Journal noted the impact on nurses of lifting and transferring patients every shift. Nurses lift an average of 1.8 tons every shift, the writer said, quoting a local nurse as saying “that equates to a hippo a ...[MORE]
Article 1927 Huge impact seen from wellness programs
Pinnacol Assurance, which provides workers’ compensation insurance in Colorado, is reporting fantastic results from its wellness programs including a 25% drop in cancer risk, a 35% decline in smoking rates, and a 25% reduction in depression risk, all in just three years. The insurer also reports ...[MORE]
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