Health and Safety Update- Research to Practice. Quality Work, Quality Care: A State-of-the-Art, National Conference for Home Care Stakeholders, April 2, 2012, Washington, D.C. Presenters. Drs. Rosemary Sokas and Jane Lispcomb Dr. Sherry Baron Drs. Margaret Quinn and Pia Markkanen
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Quality Work, Quality Care: A State-of-the-Art,
National Conference for Home Care Stakeholders,
April 2, 2012, Washington, D.C.
Used lancets, needles and syringes can pose a
health risk to you, your client, and the public so
please remember to:
Have clients dispose of their own lancets,
needles and syringes in a sharps container or
other puncture proof container after every use.
Ask clients not to dispose of lancets, needles
and syringes in the household trash, coffee
cans or containers made of thin plastic.
Never touch your clients’ lancets, needles or
For sharps disposal options, your client may
contact his or her health care provider or
pharmacist. If home waste disposal is the only
option, seal, put duct tape over the cover and
label the container “Do not recycle.”
*If your client needs a sharps container and does not have one, have him or her contact the local pharmacy to see if a free sharps container is available.
If you experience any injury in a client’s home, or if you are expose to blood on the job, please contact your supervisor immediately.
If your supervisor is not available please
contact Sonia or Teresa.
Role play training and discussion to help workers practice the conversation
Implementation and evaluation of interventions for home care aides on blood and body fluid exposure in large group settings. Amuwo, S., Sokas, R. K., Nickels, L., Zanoni, J., Lipscomb, J. (2011). New Solutions, 21(2), pages 242-243
Workers learn about how to use the handbook and role play how to talk about safety
Comments from a participant:
“I and my mom do not read. I asked other people to read it to me. I found this booklet very helpful in raising my awareness of safety issues.”
Tel: 513 458-7159
Dr. Margaret Quinn & Dr. Pia Markkanen
Most frequently coded OSH concerns among aides:
I have a client that is on oxygen and she smokes while she has it on… she doesn’t want to stop, she has had social workers, nurses, everybody you can think of going in there to tell her to stop. I actually see sparks on her nose. So now, when I go in I just tell her, you can’t smoke. Some days I’m there an hour and a half, some days two hours. So she has to go two hours without smoking a cigarette.
Most frequently requested practices
Other requested practices
Quality Work, Quality Care: A State-of-the-Art, National Conference for Home Care Stateholders, April 2, 2012, Washington, D.C.
Robyn Gershon, MPH, DrPH
Tara McAlexander, MPH
Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero, DrPH
*HUD Funding, 2011
Job stressors and Job Satisfaction in California’s In-Home Supportive Services Workforce
Linda Delp, PhD
UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program (UCLA-LOSH)
Quality Work, Quality Care Conference, Washington, D.C. April 2, 2012
worker and consumer voice to
support program/rally against