Congressional Bill Addresses Nursing Injuries
The president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, recently commended Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) for the reintroduction of the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act (H.R. 4266). The bill would establish a national occupational safety standard that would eliminate the manual lifting of patients by registered nurses (RNs) and health care workers through the use of modern technology and safety controls. Additionally, ...