Back Injuries

  • Hospitals Fail to Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

    When Tove Schuster raced to help a fellow nurse lift a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center near Philadelphia in March 2010, she didn't realize she was about to become a troubling statistic.

    While working the overnight shift, she heard an all-too-common cry: "Please, I need help. My patient has fallen on the floor." Continue reading

  • Preventing Back Injuries in EMS

    EMS World recently posted an in depth article on preventing back injuries in EMS.  This article explains how profound back injuries are in EMS and PLAD's mission is to significantly lower these numbers of back injuries by offering a device to lift patients that physically removes the EMS personnel from the actually lifting of that patient. Continue reading

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