Employee Welfare Concerns for Intensive Healthcare Professionals

Author(s): Joel Katz

This study compared variations in the quantity and types of occupational health hazards that arise at the beginning and end of careers for intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and nursing technicians. With the help of 26 nurses and 96 nursing technicians from a public hospital in Brazil's Federal District, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. The presence of physical, psychological, and social risks was assessed using a Likert-type workrelated symptom scale (WRSS). The SPSS, version 12.0, and the Kruskal-Wallis test were used to examine the data for statistical significance and differences in occupational health hazards at the start and end of the employees' careers. ICUs can present work health dangers to nurses and nursing students, most of which are physical. technicians because they frequently employ their physical stamina and strength to give treatment, while social and psychological risks are less common.