Purpose: To be aware of general safety issues and how to prevent injuries in the workplace. Objectives: 1. Describe the steps of hand hygiene and its importance in health care; 2. Discuss the basics of body mechanics and be aware of some lifting/transfer aids on the market; 3. Discuss kitchen safety and be aware of work practices to avoid injury; 4. Discuss hazard communication and be aware of what information is included on a Safety Data Sheet; 5. Identify slips, trips and falls and how to prevent them; 6. Be aware of ways to avoid injury when using ladders; 7. Discuss Blood-borne pathogens; 8. Identify tuberculosis symptoms and testing protocols; 9. Be aware of possible ways to prevent aggression and how to react to it. Continuing Education Credits: 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 0.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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