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Nurse Safety: Have We Addressed the Risks? References

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Information on-line at the American Nurses Association’s web site

Workplace Issues: Occupational Safety & Health. ANA'a home page with links to issues related to health and safety including: SARS, workplace violence and health and safety rights. Retrieved September 12, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental.aspx

Bioterrorism and Disaster Response. ANA's resource to help nurses prepare hospitals and communities to respond and care for patients while protecting themselves. Retrieved September 12, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/DPR.aspx

Workplace Violence. ANA web resource with links to statistics, legislative updates and guidelines for prevention of work related violence. Retrieved September 12, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/occupationalhealth/workplaceviolence.aspx

Handle with Care. ANA campaign's web site to educate and train healthcare workers and advocate for safe patient handling. Retrieved September 12, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/occupationalhealth/handlewithcare.aspx

RNnoharm/Pollution Prevention. ANA's resource to assist registered nurses with safe quality patient care and maintaining a safe and healthful professional practice. Link to ANA Pollution prevention kit for nurses. Retrieved September 12, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/environmentalhealth.aspx

Handling hazardous drugs: How safe are you? Barbara Coyle & Martha Polovich provide answers on NursingWorld. Retrieved September 17, 2004,  www.nursingworld.org/HiddenDocumentVault/AJN/2004/AJNHazardousDrugs.aspx

Hazardous drugs: Handling medication can pose dangers to nurses. ANA update about these drugs and precautions for nurses. Retrieved September 15, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/HiddenDocumentVault/AJN/2002/Handlingmedications.aspx

Safe Needles Save Lives: Caring for those who care. ANA campaign with links to multiple resources. September 15, 2004 from www.needlestick.org

Nursing Facts: Needlestick injury ANA update on needlestick injuries. Retrieved September 15, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/occupationalhealth/SafeNeedles/NeedlestickInjuryFacts.aspx

Professional Organizations

Information available at professional organizations’ sites

Emergency Nurses Association Position Statement: Violence in the emergency care setting. Retrieved September 19, 2004 from http://www.ena.org/about/position/violence.asp

Association of Operating Room Nurses. Dunn, H. (December, 2003) Horizontal violence among nurses in the operating room. AORN Journal Dec 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FSL/is_6_78/ai_111895683

The Self-caring nurse. King County Nurses Association News. (Seattle Washington) Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://www.kcnurses.org/News/archives.htm

Oncology Education Services, Inc. A subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. Medication safety and the new JCAHO standards: Case studies in implementation. Provides this ASPH Advantage online CE presentation (originally presented December 7, 2003), 3.4 contact hours through ONS. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://symposia.ashp.org/cemedsafety/overview.asp

Oncology Nursing Society. Infusion Resource Area. Online resource with links to drug delivery, supportive care, palliative care and continuing education information. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://onsopcontent.ons.org/toolkits/infusion/

Oncology Nursing Society. Pharmacological and Biologic Agents: Lesson 5 from Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course Renewal: Independent Study Module (2004). Site provides drug classification and pharmacological data. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://onsopcontent.ons.org/toolkits/Infusion/pdfs/ChemoDrugTable072104.pdf

    International Organizations

    Information on-line from organizations’ with a global focus

    Nursing Network on Violence against Women, International NNVAWI seeks to develop nursing leadership, outreach, and network, create supportive strategies, and sponsor conferences focusing on women's health issues triggered by violence. Research, stories and assessment tools are available. Retrieved September 13, 2004 from http://www.nnvawi.org/about.htm

    International Council of Nurses. Violence: A World-wide epidemic. Provides information and worldview on this current health and social concern. Retrieved September 12, 2004 from http://www.icn.ch/matters_violence.htm

    International Council of Nurses. ICN on prevention of needlestick injuries. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://www.icn.ch/matters_needles.htm

    Government Agencies

    Sites related to U.S. and other Governments

    Violence against Women. The Office on Women's Health provides links to other agencies working on violence issues. Retrieved September 14, 2004 from www.4woman.gov/owh/violence.htm

    NIOSH: Violence in the Workplace Risk factors and prevention strategies. Retrieved September 19, 2004 from www.cdc.gov/niosh/violrisk.html

    National Academies Press. Search results of resources related to topic of violence. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://lab.nap.edu/nap-cgi/discover.cgi?term=violence&restric=NAP&mw=&submit.x=13&submit.y=13

    Safe handling of hazardous drugs. National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?view_id=1&doc_id=4152

    OSHA Technical Manual. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Manual provides occupational safety and health guidance. Retrieved from www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_toc.html

    Just the facts: Guidelines for Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs. U.S.Army Center for Health and Preventative Medicine. Doc # 59-022-0402. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/documents/FACT/59-022-0402.pdf

    A back injury prevention guide for health care providers. Cal/OSHA. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/backinj.pdf

    National Academies Press. Search result for resources related to topic of musculoskeletal injuries. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://lab.nap.edu/nap-cgi/discover.cgi?term=musculoskeletal+injuries&restric=NAP&mw=&submit.x=14&submit.y=10

    National Academies Press Health and Safety Needs of Older Worker (2004) Wegman, D.H. & McGee, J. P. (Eds.) Committee on the Health and Safety needs of older workers, National Research Council. Board on Behavior, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Education Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.nap.edu/books/030909111X/html/

    National Academies Press Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work environment of nurses (2004) Page, A. (Ed.) Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.nap.edu/books/0309090679/html/

    VISN 8 (Veterans Integrated Service Network 8) Patient Safety Center Department of Veteran Affairs web site describing mission, activities, technology and care innovations and resources on safe patient handling including a 2-part downloadable patient care ergonomics resource guide Retrieved September 12, 2004 from www.patientsafetycenter.com/

    National Academies Press. Search results related to topic of needlestick safety and injuries. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://lab.nap.edu/nap-cgi/discover.cgi?term=needlesticks&restric=NAP&mw=&submit.x=13&submit.y=9

    NIOSH Alert: Preventing needlestick injuries in health care settings National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health, Center for Disease Control. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.cdc.gov/niosh/2000-108.html

    NIOSH: What every worker should know, how to protect yourself from needlestick injuries. DHHS (NOISH) No. 2000-135. National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health, Center for Disease Control. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.cdc.gov/niosh/2000-135.html

    Bloodborne infections diseases: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health, Center for Disease Control. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/#prevent

    Educational Settings

    Giving nursing staff a lift. Williamson, S. (2004). Inside Duke University Medical Center & Health System, Employee Newsletter, Duke University, 13(7). Retrieved September 18, 2004 from www.inside.mc.duke.edu/article.php?IssueID=100&ParentID=7754

    International Health Care Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia Health System Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/epinet

    Safe Handling Practices among Handlers of Antineoplastic Drugs American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Highlights of issue. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://aquaticpath.umd.edu/appliedtox/marian.pdf

    Articles

    Articles from a range of sources

    American Family Physician. Pastor, L. H. (September 15, 1995). Initial assessment and intervention strategies to reduce workplace violence. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n4_v52/ai_17532725

    Primary Health Care. Briant, A. (May 2003). Developing a risk assessment policy: Outlines a practical and comprehensive risk assessment tool for all members of the primary care team. (Abstract only) Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb249/is_200305/ai_hibm1G1102531107

    Healthcare Purchasing News. (July, 2002). Report: low staffing levels raise chances for needlestick injuries - Infection Control Update. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BPC/is_7_26/ai_89018309

    Healthcare Purchasing News. Shields, T. (May, 2000). Ergonomics standard's foes hold fast, fear cost. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BPC/is_5_24/ai_65071707

    Nursing Homes. Strong, G. (October, 1999). Reduce patient handling injuries with a zero-lift policy preventing work-related injuries of employees in long-term care. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3830/is_10_48/ai_57640199

    The British Journal of Psychiatry. Fletcher, T. A., Brakel, S. J. and Cavanaugh, J. L. (2000) Violence in the workplace: new perspectives in forensic mental health services in the USA. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 176: 339-344. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/176/4/339

    Human Resources for Health. Ferrinho, P., Biscaia, A., Fronteira, I. et al. (2003). Patterns of perceptions of workplace violence in the Portuguese health care sector. Human Resources for Health 1(1): 11. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=14613526

    Canadian Medical Association Journal. Fernandes, C, M. B., Bouthillette, F., Raboud, J. M. et al. (1999). Violence in the emergency department: a survey of health care workers. Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 16, 1999 161(10) (Download PDF file after opening link.) Retrieved September 18, 2004 from www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/161/10/1245

    Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Schernhammer, E.S., Laden, F., Speizer, F. E. et al. (2003). Night-shift work and risk of colorectal cancer in the nurses' health study Journal of the National Cancer Institute 95(11), 825-828 June 4, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from http://jncicancerspectrum.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jnci;95/11/825 American Health Care Association. Lennox, D. (2004) Keeping violent behavior in check. Provider (September, 2004) pp 47-48, 50. Retrieved September 16, 2004 from www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-09-2004.pdf

    Nurses and Workplace violence: Nurses' Experiences of verbal and physical abuse at work. Retrieved September 14, 2004 from www.nursingleadership.net/NL164/NL164Henderson.html Warmer means healthier. (June 17, 2004) Joch, A. Materials Management. Information and statistics on safe needle devices. Retrieved online hospitalconnect.com on September 20, 2004 from www.matmanmag.com/matmanmag/hospitalconnect/search/article.jsp?dcrpath=AHA/PubsNewsArticleGen/data/0406MMH_DEPT_Product_Study&domain=MATMANMAG

    Other Miscellaneous

    Presentations and websites about nursing workforce

    Violence and Abuse: Ending the Silence Elizabeth Thomlinson provides an online education chapter on forms of violence and abuse; political, legal and ethical factors; health effects of violence; and other related subtopics. Retrieved September 14, 2004 from http://connection.lww.com/products/mcintyre/documents/ch21.pdf

    Safe handling of hazardous drugs: Live chat transcript with Oncology clinical nurse specialist. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.cancersourcern.com/community/archive.cfm?contentid=27332

    Back to square one: How to cut red tape after a work-related back injury. NurseWeek Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.nurseweek.com/firstperson/schultz_print.html

    Ergonomics and healthcare Ergo boy: devoted to all things ergonomic. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://ergoboy.com/ergo_for/health_care.php

    Injury prevention resources for health care - Musculoskeletal injuries and ergonomics. Workers' compensation board of British Columbia September 15, 2004 from http://healthcare.healthandsafetycentre.org/s/Musculoskeletal.asp

    Musculoskeletal conditions in the U.S. The Medical Reporter. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://medicalreporter.health.org/tmr1099/orthopaedics.html

    Hospital's Needlestick hotline speeds access to confidential care. Dodge, V. (2004) Nursing Spectrum. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from http://nsweb.nursingspectrum.com/cfforms/GuestLecture/HospitalNeedlestick.cfm

    Personal Care Issues Nurses info (www.nurses.info) Provides web links related to personal issues, family/relationships self help resources and other self help groups. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.nurses.info/nurseselfcare.htm

    Workplace Safety 2004: Preventing Back Injuries. Scally, R. (2004) Nursezone.com Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.nursezone.com/stories/SpotlightOnNurses.asp?articleID=12801

    Safe patient handling & movement in high risk units. Nelson, A. (n.d). Power Point presentation highlighting research results from Nelson's 2 year prospective study on 23 high risk VA hospital units. Patient Safety Research Center, Tampa, Florida. Retrieved September 15, 2004 from www.patientsafetycenter.com/Safe%20Patient%20Handling%20AACN.ppt

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