The resources below related to safe home care were produced by the Safe Home Care Program. See also our peer-reviewed publications.
The preliminary findings of the Safe Home Care survey (November 2013):
SHARPS INJURIES AND BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
Disposal of Needles, Syringes, and Lancets Used in the Home (2012):
Project SHARRP. (2008). Use of sharps with and without safety features: Massachusetts Home healthcare nurses. Massachusetts Nurse Advocate, October, p.8. Available at MNA website
Markkanen P. (2008). Health and safety among Massachusetts home care nurses: bloodborne pathogen exposures. Massachusetts Nurse Advocate, September, p.6. Available at MNA website
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
"Cleaning for Home Care Clients with Asthma and Allergies." A training curriculum developed for Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Program in 2013. Available at PHCAST website