Health and safety issues for home infusion therapy services

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The need for home infusion therapy will continue to grow in the future, and safety interventions to prevent or minimize OSH risks are essential” Markkanen et al (2017).

Abstract:

In the United States, home health care (HHC) is a rapidly growing industry and home infusion therapy is a rapidly growing market. HHC can present substantial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. This article summarizes major OSH risks relevant to home infusion therapy by illustrating them through real-life scenarios collected systematically using qualitative research methods by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded research projects at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The need for home infusion therapy will continue to grow in the future, and safety interventions to prevent or minimize OSH risks are essential.

Reference:

Markkanen, P., Galligan, C. and Quinn, M. (2017) Safety Risks Among Home Infusion Nurses and Other Home Health Care Providers. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 40(4), p.215-223.

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000227.

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