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Safer healthcare at home: detecting, correcting and learning from incidents involving infusion devices.
Lyons I, Blandford A. Appl Ergon. 2018;67:104-114.
Home health care safety has historically received less attention than ambulatory or inpatient safety. This study reviewed safety hazards involving home infusion pumps in the United Kingdom. Device malfunctions were the most common safety hazard identified, and they were challenging for patients and caregivers to quickly or effectively address.
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Safety risks associated with physical interactions between patients and caregivers during treatment and care delivery in home care settings: a systematic review.
Hignett S, Edmunds Otter M, Keen C. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016;59:1-14.
Adverse events are thought to be common in patients receiving home health care. This systematic review defined home care safety risks for both patients and caregivers, including awkward working positions, social distractions, abuse and violence, and other issues that are relatively unique to this care setting.