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When an athlete is injured, trainers rush in and assist the player to the bench for treatment. A large chain of discount stores, 99 Cents Only, implemented the same model for workplace injuries.
Nonprofit return-to-work programs help recovering employees get back on their feet and to full productivity faster, favorably impacting the total costs of a workers’ compensation insurance claim.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.
To improve the odds of injured workers recovering from injuries without opioids, employers have tools and strategies at their disposal.
As workers’ compensation technology continues to grow, nurse case managers find the right devices to foster independence and cut costs.
It’s not news that the opioid epidemic continues to spread. But nurses know how to intervene and stop addiction.
After a life-changing injury, emotional barriers can hinder a person’s ability to re-enter the workforce. Focus on psychosocial factors is vital.
Some suggest hallucinogenic drugs can cure depression plaguing injured workers.
With a detailed and accurate job description at the ready, case managers can help treating physicians make better decisions about return-to-work options.
A significant number of patients report reduced pain after only 15 minutes of virtual reality immersion.
Educating injured workers provides them with a sense of control over their care and their recovery.
Other pain relief therapies hold substantial promise in defeating drug dependency.
Look for technology to continue to improve efficiency.
Incidents at work affect more than the injured. How can a nurse case manager help the family cope?
Learn the types and components of successful return to work programs that incorporate ADA principles.
After a catastrophic injury, this real-life robocop was able to walk again thanks to a strong support system.
Remote rehabilitation services offer the potential for savings in both time and money, but adoption is slow.
Workplace accommodations don’t have to be viewed as a hindrance, but rather an opportunity to support your people.
For Delta Air Lines, putting employees first is the right thing to do for all company stakeholders.
At Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.