Safety

 

  1. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf (safety, workplace violence)
    1. This OSHA publication focuses on preventing workplace violence for all nurses who provide care for patients.  These guidelines cover a broad spectrum of nurses but categorize many trends and recommendations based on specific areas of practice, including home health nursing.
  2. https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/home_healthcare/index.html (home health website links for safety). This source provided by OSHA provides several topics related to safety information for nurses.  It is specific to home health nursing and includes several links on its webpage that can take you to specific safety information.  Such topics/links are provided below:
    1. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-125/pdfs/2010-125.pdf (safety, occupational hazards in home healthcare). This publication by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) teaches home health nurses about occupational hazards in home health care and ways these hazards can be prevented.  Such topics include musculoskeletal disorders, blood borne pathogens, violence, etc.
    2. https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2010/04/16/homehealthcare/ (safety, home healthcare patient transfer injuries). Focuses specifically on musculoskeletal injuries, the most common injuries for home health workers, and preventable measures for both employers and employees.
    3. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-121/pdfs/2012-121.pdf (safety, home health unsafe work conditions). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent unsafe work conditions, which include sanitation, temperatures, water and pets.
    4. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-122/pdfs/2012-122.pdf (safety, home health driving related injuries). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent driving related injuries.
    5. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-123/pdfs/2012-123.pdf (safety, home health sharps injuries). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent needle-stick and sharps related injuries.
    6. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-119/pdfs/2012-119.pdf (safety, home health latex allergies). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent latex allergies related injuries.
    7. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-120/pdfs/2012-120.pdf (safety, home health musculoskeletal injuries). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent musculoskeletal related injuries.
    8. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-118/pdfs/2012-118.pdf (safety, home health violence). A fact sheet that home health workers can use to identify and prevent violence on the job.
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25595487?log$=activity (Workplace violence). A research article published on Pubmed that studies the relationship between violence against home health workers and its effects on poor patient outcomes.  The abstract of the article is initially displayed.  To access the full article for free, select one of the two options under “full text links”.

 

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