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Journal Article
Study

Reporting incidents involving the use of advanced medical technologies by nurses in home care: a cross-sectional survey and an analysis of registration data.

ten Haken I, Ben Allouch S, van Harten WH. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub Jun 16.

This cross-sectional study of home care nurses explored incident reports stemming from use of infusion therapy, parenteral nutrition, or morphine pumps. The majority of incidents resulted in no or mild harm. Most incidents were attributable to product failures, as well as organization of care (e.g., unclear tasks or responsibilities), human factors, and the environment.