Ergonomics in the Health Care Industry.docx

You walk around you are bound to come across a nurse

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you walk around, you are bound to come across a nurse standing in a hall at a computer station on wheels, documenting some patient’s chart. If the computer workstation does not offer standard ergonomic features, such as a height-adjust capability so that it can adapt to the correct height of the nurse that is inputting their patient charts at that time. Another ergonomic feature that the workstation should have is a tilt keyboard so that hand placement does not cause their wrists any strain when inputting patient data. It is pretty much a proven fact that in the health care industry, (like most any facility), when a nurse is in pain, it directly affects the care that they give to their patients. Ergotron’s survey revealed that twenty-two percent of nurses admit to being less friendly or engaging with their patients or even limited patient interaction when they are in pain. I believe it is safe to say that hospitals that utilize the proper ergonomic equipment in their facilities, not only benefit when it comes to performance of their nurses, but also their patient care as well. 2
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Sources Cited “How Digital Healthcare Helps and Hurts Nurses.” How Digital Healthcare Helps & Hurts Nurses , 22 July 2014, pp. 1–12., doi:10.3897/bdj.4.e7720.figure2f. Reinecke, Steve. “Is Your EHR Hurting Your Nurses?” Healthcare IT News , 15 June 2015, . 3
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  • Fall '18
  • Dr.Joshi
  • Health care provider, Health Care Industry, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Analytics, Adrian Gitch

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