Protecting Nurses, the "Backbone" of Healthcare With Ergonomic Healthcare Furniture
Ergonomic Healthcare Furniture for Nurses
The Need for Ergonomic Healthcare Furniture for Nursing Tasks
"The ANA [American Nurses Association] estimates that 12% of nurses leave the profession annually due to back injuries."
Online Journal of Nursing Issues
According to the US Department of Labor, nursing ranks second and fifth among the top ten occupations reporting musculoskeletal injuries. These injuries contribute to poor work performance and missed days, costing medical facilities across the nation billions of dollars every year. Fortunately, an environment of ergonomically-optimized healthcare furniture can help alleviate the stress that causes disabling MSDs, improving work performance and offering medical facilities significant financial benefits. Ergonomic healthcare furniture, such as chairs and mats, improves work efficiency for nurses by:
- Optimizing available space with comfortable, productive solutions and increased floor square footage.
- Reducing unnecessary movements, thereby increasing stamina and concentration for all work-related tasks.
- Offering adequate sitting support during data entry and other recordkeeping tasks.
- Improving comfort during bedside tasks such as patient assessments, blood draws, and starting IVs.
- Improving comfort and accuracy during longer patient assessments such as fetal monitoring.
- Reducing the likelihood of musculoskeletal injuries from perioperative tasks such as instrument handling, preparing patient limbs for skin preps or obtaining medical supplies from high or low cabinets.
- Reducing the number of employee absences from MSD injuries, and, in turn, the amount of compensation claims and related financial losses.
Products For Nursing Tasks
Specially-designed ergonomic healthcare furniture for nurses.
Why These Nursing Disciplines Need Ergonomic Support
Milagon's ergonomic healthcare furniture meets the needs of all nursing employees, including, but not limited to, the following:
|Nursing Discipline||Ergonomic Needs||Tasks|
|Performing exams and health histories, offering health counseling and education, delivering medications, administering wound treatment and conducting best practice research. Nursing healthcare furniture offers extra musculoskeletal support at the bedside, providing nurses with more energy to improve patient care.|
|Dressing, bathing and feeding patients; performing oral care and assessments; offering gross motor assistance for patients. Ergonomic seating, mats and task chairs for nursing aides is especially important due to the time they spend on their feet and in awkward positions with patients.|
|Ambulatory Care Nurses||
|Designing, administering and assessing nursing services based on federal requirements, state laws and institutional policies. Ergonomic healthcare furniture for ambulatory nurses increase comfort while performing necessary office tasks related to this evaluative role. Protective chairs encourage maximum productivity for ambulatory care nurses.|
|Case Management Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Coordinating care for patients, assessing a patient's medical needs and care and helping secure resources necessary to deliver that care. A case management nurse's ergonomic task chair provides support during the office tasks of data entry, research and making phone calls to other care providers and coordinators.|
|Critical Care Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
Anti-fatigue Seating Ergonomic Mats
|Performing patient assessments, treating wounds, providing life support, assisting doctors in surgeries or other procedures, maintaining life support equipment, starting IVs and educating patients and families. Ergonomic healthcare furniture, such as an anti-fatigue mat, improves circulation during the long hours spent standing and delivering emergency care. A critical care nurse works in a fast-paced environment and ergonomic healthcare furniture can help decrease the physical stress of constantly working with life and death cases.|
|Forensic Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
Anti-fatigue Seating Ergonomic Mats
|Assessing and documenting physical and psychological patient trauma, collecting hair and body fluid samples. A forensic nurse's ergonomic mat or lab chair is especially helpful for encouraging steady, precise work. Forensic nurses need adequate support for accurate and thorough lab work that includes the collection of body samples that may be used as evidence in a trial.|
|Administering medication, monitoring vitals, delivering nutrients, maintaining equipment, offering emotional support to families. A neonatal nurse's ergonomic anti-fatigue mat or chair helps prevent injury or workplace fatigue while working with critical patients and supporting their families.|
|Holistic Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Conducting holistic assessments, consulting with patients on personal transformative healing processes and delivering holistic interventions. Ergonomic healthcare furniture for holistic nurses ensures more thorough patient evaluation and healing interventions. Ergonomics is important in the holistic care setting because the focus is on healing the person and not an illness, which acknowledges a more complex dynamic of human functioning and demands careful concentration to the entirety of signals that bodies communicate.|
|Geriatric Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs Ergonomic Mats||Progress reporting of behaviors and conditions of patients, performing blood pressure tests and other standard patient assessments, feeding and bathing patients and assisting with personal care. A geriatric nurse's ergonomic healthcare furniture will provide comfort while creating patient reports and offering company at the bedside. Ergonomic anti-fatigue mats for nurses will also improve blood circulation in the legs and improve functionality during standing tasks.|
|Gastroenterology Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Using computerized topography scans and x-rays to monitor patients and assisting in endoscopic procedures. A gastroenterology nurse's ergonomic mat or chair will provide optimal comfort while assisting surgical procedures and analyzing and recording data from computers. Surgery seats offer the physical support necessary for stable work.|
|Cardiac Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Conducting physical exams and tests to diagnose cardio-thoracic diseases, interpreting lab results, evaluating/maintaining functioning of cardiac monitoring and care devices, prescribing medication and educating patients on heart health maintenance. A cardio-thoracic nurse's ergonomic healthcare furniture will improve concentration during charting data entry work, while or anti-fatigue mat can offer optimal standing support during patient care, and pre-post surgery assignments to lower errors and reduce their chances for self-injury.|
|Nurse Practitioners||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Consulting with patients, diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries and prescribing medication. Ergonomic healthcare furniture for nurses offers the musculoskeletal support necessary to improve concentration and focus on patient assessments and treatment. Nurse Practitioners are highly compensated and in short supply, therefore maintaining their bone/muscle health is key to hospital/clinic productivity.|
|Oncology Nurses||Ergonomic Seating/Chairs
|Administering chemotherapy, implementing patient treatment plans, and educating patients and families about treatment options and procedures. An oncology nurse's ergonomic healthcare furniture will help maintain the energy and charisma needed for daily cancer treatment and counseling.|