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Commission Ruling Adds to Pressure for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

A federal commission decision that an employer had a duty to protect a social services worker who was stabbed to death by a client, even though the company did not violate any specific safety standard, reinvigorated advocates who are calling …

Special Equipment for Moving Heavy Patients Reduces Injuries

When Amy Derby started working at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s as a registered nurse 13 years ago, she had to lift patients manually with the help of other staff members. Every year, Derby said, it seems as if the number of …

Patient Death Puts Spotlight on Replacement Nurses

In an ad on Facebook, a company seeking stand-ins for nurses planning a walkout encouraged applicants to what it termed “join us for all the fun on this strike.” Days later, a patient at Oakland’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, …