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Table 1 Caregiver responsibilities

From: Examining markers of safety in homecare using the international classification for patient safety

• Medication and symptom management [17, 59, 61, 64, 6871] • Physical work (e.g., moving a frail client, bathing, laundry and cleaning, etc.) [18, 39, 69]
• Awareness of hygiene and nutritional needs and exercise regimes [17, 32, 69, 7274] • Use of technical devices and equipment (e.g., defibrillators, IVs, ventricular assistant devices, insulin pens, home dialysis devices, etc.) [17, 71, 74, 79, 80]
• Providing physical, psychological and emotional support (e.g., transportation, company or social support) [42, 69, 7476].
• Managing client behaviours and temperaments [18, 29, 75, 81]
• Emergency management of issues (e.g., trouble breathing, pain management, recognizing signs and symptoms of problems) [18, 69, 71, 77, 78]
• Handling household and illness related finances [59, 68, 75]
• Carrying out decision making and problem solving needs [21, 73, 82]