Med-Math-3DNeeding nurse residencies, using mobile health apps, halfway to the future of nursing and we’ll take a look at nurse injury prevention and workplace ergonomics for nurses with a special interview with researcher Steve Reinecke. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we’ll examine the current progress at the halfway point of the ground breaking Institute of Medicine report called the Future of Nursing. Goals were set for 2020. Are we on the way to reaching them?

Then in this week’s special interview segment, we talk with researcher Steve Reinecke from Nursing Show partner Ergotron who conducted a survey to look into how nurses use their workspaces to document patient care. How might that workspace be injuring them while working? We’ll have some answers to that and more later in this episode after the news.

If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know.


News Links –

Why We Need Nurse Residencies

What Happened to the Future of Nursing by the IOM?

Health Professionals and Mobile Health Apps


Tip of the Week – Preventing Workplace Injury Using The Right Tools

Ergotron-Logo-150x150In a typical 10-hour shift, nurses spend 35% of their time on documentation.  That’s 3.5 hours a day of entering information at a computer workstation, couple that with the fact that nursing has the 3rd highest reported injury rate of any profession. Nurses are 48% more likely to have wrist, back and ankle sprains or strains.  And 53% of nurse injuries reported were due to overexertion.

I spent some time on the phone recently with researcher  Steve Reinecke, who conducted a survey on behalf of our sponsor Ergotron on nurses and workplace injury from lifting and repetitive stress. Check out his findings after surveying nurses from around the country about the ergonomic design of their workstations. Here’s that interview.


Ergotron Healthcare Workstation Solutions

Nurse’s Health and Workplace Infographic

Nursing Challenges and Workplace Changes Infographic


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Wrap Up


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