Health Care and Hospital Safety System

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Hospitals have serious hazards, including: lifting, transferring, and repositioning patients; violence; needle sticks; and other concerns. Hospital work takes place in an unpredictable environment with a unique culture. Caregivers feel an ethical duty to “do no harm” to patients, and some will even put their own safety and health at risk to help a patient.

Furthermore, health facilities are vital to saving lives, providing care during emergencies, and aiding community recovery. In many countries, hospitals are the last shelter for disaster victims seeking refuge and the care they desperately need. Hospital systems also represent a major investment of the ministry of health budget and are an icon of social well-being. Losing a hospital may result in a loss of security, connectivity and trust in local authorities. Yet the record shows that health facilities and health workers are among the major casualties of emergencies, disasters and other crises.

This training will provide participant a comprehensive knowledge of all potential hazards in the hospital and healthcare organizations setting, and the proper approach to reduce impact on workers at all levels, patient and the organization.

 

Objectives:

At the end of this training, successful attendees will be able to:

  • Contribute to continue to function and provide appropriate and sustained levels of healthcare during and following emergencies and disasters;
  • Identify hazardous exposure and recommend pro-active prevention techniques
  • Assess personal risk and develop safe practices
  • Protect the physical integrity of hospital buildings, equipment and critical hospital systems
  • Make hospitals safe and resilient to future risks, including cultural change.

 

Scope:

This course covers:

  • Personal Safety for Nurses
  • Work-related Violence and Aggression in Healthcare
  • Exposure to Stress
  • Good Housekeeping & Behavior
  • Fire
  • Hospital Incident Command System
  • Assess the Facility

 

 

Target Audience:

This intensive, week-long program is intended for those responsible for implementing and maintaining a health and safety program in the hospital or clinical and healthcare providers’ facilities includes:

  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Infection Prevention Staff
  • Nurses
  • Managers/Directors
  • Department Heads
  • Administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians

 

Test:

A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

 

Course Materials:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).

 

Course Completion Certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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