SAFE029 - Occupational Health Hazards
This course addresses the occupational hazards that can occur in a patient’s home setting and the measures that can be taken to prevent injury should hazards occur.
By the very nature of their profession, home medical equipment providers and their staff are often called upon to deliver products and services to locations where they have little or no control over their environment. In this capacity, there may be a wide variety of safety and health hazards. This course addresses the occupational hazards that can occur in a patient’s home setting and the measures that can be taken to prevent injury should hazards occur.
- Identify risk factors and give examples of workplace violence that can occur in a patient’s home;
- List measures you can take to prevent vulnerability for workplace violence;
- Discuss the need to know and follow your employer’s infection control prevention program;
- Identify measures you can take that will safeguard yourself when dealing with hazards in the work setting;
- Discuss recommendations for dealing with extreme temperatures, unsafe environmental hygiene, and risk factors for falls in a patient’s home;
- List actions to limit your exposure to hazards in the workplace.
To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey.
Continuing education: VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.