Organizational predictors of blood contact and injury in home care nurses.
Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2009 Jan; :1-246
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...
Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Nurses; Injuries; Bloodborne-pathogens; Biological-material; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Health-care-personnel
Organizational Predictors of Blood Contact and Injury in Home Care Nurses
University of Maryland, Baltimore