Whether you just finished CNA training or are starting a new career as a nurse, there are plenty of risks to joining the medical field- especially to your body. Think about it for a moment. All day, you’re lifting, pulling, tugging, injecting, soothing and compromising with your patients. There’s bound to be an issue sooner or later. Maybe you lift Mrs. Carris with your back instead of your knees or Mr. Jones pulls away from you at the last second as you’re attempting to inject him with some Haldol to calm his nerves. Shooting pain runs through your lower back, or you can’t stop your forward momentum in time to prevent the needle from sticking you.
You’ve got an on-the-job injury. So, what do you do now?