TITLE

'Safety comes first' should be more than slogan

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on workplace safety of home health aides. According to attorney Robert Markette, home health agencies often face employee safety issues including needlestick injuries, aggressive pets and family voilence. Professor Robyn R.M. Gershon says home of patients as workplace puts the home nurse at greater workplace risks.
ACCESSION #
48747644

 

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