Introduction to Safe Patient Handling
Hospitals have high rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses. More than 50% of injuries and illnesses reported in 2013 among nursing assistants were musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In 2013, 34% of recorded hospital worker injuries nationwide that resulted in days away from work were associated with patient interactions.
This course will take an in-depth look at the risks of patient handling in a medical workplace, as well as the potential hazards and solutions to protect workers. We will also discuss other hazards, such as radiation exposure and latex allergies. This course will also look at employee training and education.
Introduction to Safe Patient Handling - Curriculum
Safe Patient Handling and MSDs
This lesson will introduce musculoskeletal disorders and how they can occur in healthcare workplaces.
In this lesson, you will learn about the consequences of Work-Related Injuries.
In this lesson you will learn about the industried in which staff are most susceptible to Work-Related Injuries.
This lesson covers the correct procedures for undertaking an MSD assessment.
This lesson covers the progression of MSD injuries and the symptoms that may be experienced in each phase.
Maximum Use Concentration (MUC) means the maximum atmospheric concentration of a hazardous substance from which an employee can be expected to be protected when wearing a respirator.
Hazards and Solutions
This lesson provides an overview of hazards and solutions in a healthcare workplace.
This lesson covers the typical slip, trip, and fall hazards a healthcare worker may encounter.
This lesson outlines the different types of arkward postures that should be avoided.
This lesson covers the other ergonimic hazards that a healthcare worker may encounter.
This lesson covers best practices when using patient transfer equipment.
This lesson covers best practices when reaching into deep sinks or containers.
This lesson covers the correct procedures when using spring loaded platforms.
This lesson covers safety protocol when using small hand tools for maintenance.
This lesson offers tips and best practices when performing house keeping tasks.
The lesson covers safety procedures for the chemical Formaldehyde.
The lesson covers safety procedures for the chemical Glutaraldehyde.
This lesson looks at other hazardous drugs that may be encountered in a healthcare setting.
Learn via a real life case report example.
This lesson covers the best practice for Generating a List of Hazardous Drugs.
This lesson covers recommended procedures.
This lesson covers how to handle different types of drugs in the safest way possible.
This lesson covers the potential dangers of exposure to waste anesthetic gases.
This lesson covers radition safety with emphasis on X-Ray machines.
This lesson introduces latex allergies and potential solutions.
Education and Training
This lesson introduces education and training in relation to safe patient handling.
This lesson outlines the ideal approach that should be taken by employers when considering training and education programs.
This lesson covers the required training for specific roles.
This lesson covers the need to provide job-specific training.
This lesson covers training for charge nurses and supervisors.
This lesson covers training for designated progam managers.
This lesson summarizes best practice and examples.