Home health workforce, sharps injuries grow

February 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p20
The article reports on the rise in the non-availability of basic safety devices among the home health workforce. Facts related to the growth in sharps injuries in the home health care sector are sourced from different studies involving registered nurses in the New York State and North Carolina. Some of the causes highlighted include rising expenditure and the absence of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations in the home care environment.


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