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Table 3 Description of the reported critical workplace incidents posing a risk for the patient and the health care worker (HCW), categorized by type of situation

From: Health care workers’ experiences of workplace incidents that posed a risk of patient and worker injury: a critical incident technique analysis

Type of critical incident (71)
Violence or threat (37)
- Patient threatening or violent (27)
- Close relative threatening or violent (5)
- Other threatening situation (5)
Moving and manual handling of patients (30)
- Patient falls or nearly falls (20)
- Equipment and external environment (6)
- Other situation (4)