Needlesticks increase with stressful environment

March 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p33
The article discusses the results of a recent study on the increasing risks of needlestick injuries in home care. According to the study the rate of needle stick injuries is 7.6 percent per 100 home health nurses. The respondents of the survey included more than 700 home care nurses of New York state. The study showed that the household stressors, including air pollution, unsanitary conditions and pests, increased the incidences of injuries.


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