The World Health Organization has chosen 2020 as the year of the nurse and the midwife.
Nurses make up the biggest occupation in our healthcare system, yet this industry also experiences nearly 680,000 occupational illnesses and injuries a year.
To make workplaces safer for nurses and midwives, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has created online resources to tackle occupational diseases, injuries, and fatalities among nurses.
A list of practical solutions, like a free course on workplace violence prevention training, is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nurses and midwives are vital to the nation’s healthcare system and to all the patients they care for.
So be sure to thank the nurses who treat you or your family the next time you visit the doctor’s office.