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Like many other countries, Japan is experiencing an increasingly elderly population and a shortage of care workers. Of course machines have been used for decades in the care of the elderly. Everyone is familiar with hoists, electric beds, wheel chairs and so on, but with computer technology the potential range of activities increases massively.
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but a new study confirms it: doctors tend to preach what they practice. In other words, health care providers who are physicially active themselves are much more likely than their sedentary colleagues to counsel their patients on the importance of physical activity.
When you think of disruptive behavior that occurs in a health care setting, you might think of patients or their family members. However, disruptive behavior among healthcare workers has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, to the point where the Joint Commission that accredits healthcare organizations now charges institutions who are seeking certification with the responsibility for addressing undesirable behaviors.
Americans are suffering from too much of a good thing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has designated this as “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.”
A new Maine Department of Labor report indicates that more than 13 percent of healthcare workplace injuries result from patient aggression.
A new study links lack of sleep among healthcare workers to pain and problems performing work-related tasks, according to the CDC’s science blog.
Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study.