Did you know that according to the HSE a staggering 8.9 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result of musculoskeletal injuries? This means that over 507,000 workers suffering from work related back or other muscular injuries. Alarming statistics for sectors such as social care where manual handling is common.
The costs and implications of back injuries to staff, should they occur, is a constant concern in any care environment. Not only is there sick pay (which could go on for a considerable period of time) but also the costs of temporary staff, disruption and even potential litigation. Even worse, if one of your residents was injured, how would this affect them? These cases of injury also impose ‘human’ costs (in terms of the impact on the individual’s quality of life, associated distress, and, for fatal injuries, loss of life), as well as the ‘financial’ costs.
Competency of staff in your Nursing Home will result in less work related stress and strain cutting injury and illness leave. It also reduces the risks of injury not only to the patient but also the carer or nurse.
An investment in knowledge and training pays off!
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