Back Pain and Illness: Major Reasons that Nurses Leave a Facility

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Back Pain and Illness: Major Reasons that Nurses Leave a Facility
Introduction
According to the RNAO (2008), more than 16 million nursing hours are lost annually because of back pain and illness. The financial costs of back pain can be calculated on that basis. Sparkman (2006) maintains that in the year 2002, registered nurses rated seventh among workers in every occupation for the number of occupational injuries including musculoskeletal problems. Back pain is a major reason that nurses leave a facility or the nursing profession. While there are many contributing factors to back pain among nurses, the two central problems are the type of work done by nursing and the work environment. Prevention and control over back pain has the widest...
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