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National Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act Introduced

ANA supports the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act [H.R. 4266/S. 2408], sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), that would establish a national occupational safety standard eliminating the manual lifting of patients to prevent injuries to RNs, other health care workers, and patients.

Take action to advance for the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act which creates comprehensive safe patient handling and mobility programs across all health care settings.

Related Resources

Factsheet: Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act (H.R. 4266/S.2408)

Protecting Nurses from Injury Nationwide

ANA supports a bill in Congress that would establish a national occupational safety standard eliminating the manual lifting of patients to protect RNs, other health care workers and patients from injury. ANA President Pamela Cipriano urges health care employers to implement standards and educate their staffs on the effective use of technology.

Preventing Nurse Injuries
We have the assistive lifting technology and the ability to create a culture of safety to protect nurses and patients from injuries caused by manual patient handling. We must employ these strategies universally to avoid preventable career-threatening injuries to nurses.

Podcast
ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano discusses creating a “culture of safety” and implementing comprehensive safe patient handling and mobility programs with the George Washington University Office for Clinical Practice Innovation

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