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 Risks and hazards in German hospitals - for patients and staff 

It is not a secret - helping people is literally backbreaking work! Long days, overtime, pressure and an increasing lack of nursing staff: the physical strain for each employee is becoming greater and greater. Nursing staff often have to lift heavier loads than construction workers! So it is no surprise that every third nurse suffers from back pain. Nurses and carers are considerably more frequently affected by back ache than people in any other profession: Two out of three care staff suffer from pain.

Risks for doctors and nursing staff are present in all areas of the hospital. The number of occupational sharps injuries in German hospitals each year is estimated to be at least 500,000 cases. The main risk of these injuries is infection: Every year, 400 employees become infected with hepatitis B (30%), 75 hospital employees with hepatitis C (3%) and 1 employee with HIV (0.3%). Sharps injuries are a big problem in surgery. They are caused by immense pressure and stress and result in distraction.

In German hospitals, 400,000 to 600,000 people each year become infected with a nosocomial infection, from which 10,000 to 15,000 people die. This corresponds to a mortality rate of 2.6%. The German Society for Hospital Hygiene estimates the number of annual infections in 2014 to be closer to 900,000 cases with up to 30,000 deaths in Germany! Hospital infections cause an average of four days longer in hospitals as well as additional costs of 4,000 to 20,000 euros. For the sake of the patients and the nursing staff, sources of risk must be identified and eradicated as a preventative measure!

 „Products and ideas that make working with patients safer and easier.“ 

We help people who help patients. Our online shop offers you products that make your job easier. Products for increased ergonomics, efficiency, cost effectiveness and health! Our range includes many products from the fields of medical technology, clinic supplies and professional footwear that make your day-to-day work simpler and more ergonomic, increase cost effectiveness and give patients an even greater sense of comfort.

The products and tools from our range that make care work for doctors, nurses, carers and patients easier also prevent risks at the same time. Our LX30 patient trolley allows patients to be transported particularly easily and ergonomically, roller boards, transfer sheets and lifting mats make working with patients easier. Protect your back! And protect your patients: Bed pads and protective clothing ensure the necessary hygiene, stopper socks prevent costly patient falls, positioning systems prevent damages during surgery. Take preventative action!

 Industry-specific professional footwear for every area of work! 

Treat your feet to the best professional footwear - they have earned it! One work day has 8 hours, and one year has approx. 220 work days. This means 1,800 hours a year on your feet! We have been specialists in professional footwear for more than 30 years - we have experience you can rely on! For more than 20 years, our KLIMAFLEX® surgical clogs have been used in more than 17 countries, are moulded to the natural anatomy of your foot and provide relief for your feet, legs, joints and back. Our large selection of industry-specific shoes includes medical shoes, service, catering and kitchen shoes. SB, S1, S2 and S3 safety shoes provide the necessary protection for every area of work. We know precisely which shoes are suitable for which working environment. Have a look through our range and get in touch!

Our mission? Products and ideas that make your job with patients safer and easier. nordiska has been offering customers in 17 countries a wide range of medical technology, clinic supplies and work shoes since 1978 – we offer top quality at good prices. We simply make your job easier. We therefore do not only set great store by our range of products, but also by our service and consultation offer covering all questions. If you need help deciding, get in touch – we would be happy to give you a personal consultation under the number 0800-8335000 or by e-mail.

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