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Organizational predictors of blood contact and injury in home care nurses.

Authors
Scharf-BB
Source
Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2009 Jan; :1-246
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20041500
Abstract
Approximately 7.6 million Americans receive home care services for an estimated cost of $47.5 billion (NAHC, 2007). In Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies (MCHHA) nurses provide intermittent skilled care to individuals following an acute illness (CMS, 2005). Nurses have the highest job related injury rates of any occupation (Foley, 2004) of which one risk is bloodborne pathogen exposure. Despite mandated protections, blood contacts still occur posing a serious occupational risk...
Keywords
Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Nurses; Injuries; Bloodborne-pathogens; Biological-material; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Health-care-personnel
Publication Date
20090101
Document Type
Dissertation
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008237
Source Name
Organizational Predictors of Blood Contact and Injury in Home Care Nurses
State
MD
Performing Organization
University of Maryland, Baltimore
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