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General Safety

Healthcare facilities have many hazards. If safeguards are not put in place, these hazards can lead to:

  • Injury
  • Lawsuits
  • Poor regulatory reviews

On the other hand, staff commitment to safety policies and procedures can help:

  • Minimize hazards.
  • Maximize safety.

This course will teach you:

  • How to identify and define different types of hazards.
  • How to identify hospital staff at risk for exposure to each hazard.
  • How to safeguard against different types of hazards.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define different types of hazards.
  • List examples of each type of hazard.
  • Identify the hospital personnel at high risk for exposure to each type of hazard.
  • Recognize factors that contribute to certain hospital hazards.
  • Recognize how to guard against different hazards in the healthcare setting.