“Although professionally and personally rewarding for many, home care nursing can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Our study findings suggest that home healthcare work may be dangerous for nurses who work in this setting. These types of injuries are serious as they can result in infection with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.” — Robyn Gershon, DrPH, professor of clinical Sociomedical Sciences Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern October 1, 2009 — Patients continue to enter home healthcare ‘‘sicker and quicker,” often with complex health problems that may require extensive nursing care.
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Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern