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Giving patients, and nurses, a lift

 |  By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   December 10, 2007

Nurses have argued for years that injuries could be avoided with devices that make it easier to lift or slide patients, and now hospitals and lawmakers are listening. Some hospitals are voluntarily investing in equipment they hope will keep nurses on the job and reduce workers-compensation claims. Also, New Jersey lawmakers expect to vote on a bill that would require hospitals and nursing homes to minimize manual lifting by employees.

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