Home Care Safety
You deliver vital care to patients in their homes. Your safety and that of your patients is of the utmost importance. Learn about strategies home care nurses can use to protect themselves from workplace violence, help minimize safety risks, deliver care during a natural disaster or pandemic and much more.
Healthcare organizations with the mission of caring for people in their homes provide a valuable service. Keeping these workers—nurses, therapists, hospice team members, aides, and others—who provide this care requires policies and procedures that focus on safety assessment, risk identification, and situation
Key Learning Outcomes
- Discuss strategies home care nurses can use to protect themselves from workplace violence.
- Describe strategies employers can use to protect home care nurses from workplace violence.
Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN and Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE
Tina M. Marrelli is president at Marrelli and Associates, Inc., and chief clinical officer at e-Caregiving.com in Venice, Florida.
Nathalie Rennell is an instructor at Arizona State University