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Protecting Homebound Patients from Fire Hazards

Homebound patients are often too sick to protect themselves from harm. This means that fires in the home can be especially dangerous.

Home healthcare and hospice workers must be able to identify fire risks to help their patients prevent fires. They must also know what to do if a fire does occur.

This course will teach you:

  • How to identify fire risks and prevent fires
  • How to respond to a fire emergency

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the three sides of the fire triangle
  • List sources of fuel, oxygen, and heat in the home healthcare/hospice setting
  • Discuss the importance of fire safety
  • List common causes of fire in the home healthcare/hospice setting
  • List methods of preventing fires
  • Identify methods of carrying a patient to safety
  • Recognize when it is safe to use a portable extinguisher to fight a fire