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Outbildad personal i hemtjänsten utsätter vårdtagaren för risk. Bättre kunskaper i läkemedelshantering måste krävas

Axelsson, Johan LU and Elmståhl, Sölve LU (2002) In Läkartidningen 99(11). p.83-1178
Abstract
During the last few years the home care services have had to face an increased responsibility for

medical tasks. A study in the city of Malmö in 1993, repeated in 1998, shows that 95% of the health care assistants are engaged in the administration of

medication. The studies demonstrate that health care assistants have inadequate knowledge not only about medicines and their administration but also about common diseases and their symptoms. Delegating the task of medication administration to non-nurse personnel within the social services

therefore entails an increased risk for the patient.
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Unqualified home care aides put the patient at risk. Better knowledge concerning drug administration must be required
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keywords
Human, Home Health Aides: standards, Home Care Services: manpower, English Abstract, Continuing, Nursing, Education, Clinical Competence, Home Health Aides: education, Home Care Services: standards, Pharmaceutical Preparations: administration & dosage, Pharmaceutical Preparations: adverse effects, Pharmaceutical Preparations: contraindications, Risk Factors, Sweden
in
Läkartidningen
volume
99
issue
11
pages
83 - 1178
publisher
Swedish Medical Association
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  • pmid:11985013
  • scopus:0037075959
ISSN
0023-7205
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Swedish
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yes
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906fd781-e916-416c-b212-8459c712d511 (old id 115387)
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http://ltarkiv.lakartidningen.se/artNo24421
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