Safety for Healthcare Workers
Course Titles and Descriptions
Bloodborne Pathogens—Healthcare Workers
This training session will teach your employees to identify risks of bloodborne pathogen (BBP) exposure, understand the requirements of the facility’s exposure control plan and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, prevent exposure by taking proper precautions, and take effective action in the event of an exposure.
Electrical Safety for Healthcare Workers
The main objective of this session is to help employees and supervisors recognize electrical hazards on the job, take the proper precautions to protect themselves from electrical shocks and burns, and to protect the facility from electrical fires. Participants will learn how to identify electrical hazards, prevent shocks, prevent electrical fires, respond to problems with electrical equipment, understand why lockout/tagout is necessary and how it is performed, and respond effectively in an emergency involving electricity.
Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Workers
This course teaches your staff to identify workplace hazards that could cause an emergency, report emergencies promptly, carry out emergency responsibilities, evacuate quickly and safely, and respond to emergency situations effectively.
Ergonomics for Healthcare Workers
This interactive course helps employees identify ergonomic risk factors on the job, recognize the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), lift and carry objects safely, and take other precautions to prevent ergonomic injuries.
Handling Medical Waste
The main objective of this session is to help you handle medical waste safely and dispose of it properly. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand medical waste risks, identify types of medical waste, handle wastes safely and dispose of them properly, take appropriate steps to prevent exposures, and report exposures and get a medical evaluation.
Hazard Communication Training for Healthcare Workers
This online hazard communication training course is designed for healthcare workers who may be exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. This course will teach employees about the possible dangers of the hazardous chemicals that they use on the job and how they can protect themselves against those hazards. Healthcare facilities contain many different chemicals and chemical products, many of which can pose health hazards as well as present physical hazards, such as fires and explosions.
Hazard Communication—Healthcare Workers
Hazard communication is a requirement of state and federal law. The Hazard Communication Standard describes what employers must do to inform employees about chemical hazards. The main objective of this session is to tell you about the hazards of chemicals used in your healthcare facility and how to find the information you need to protect yourself and work safely.
How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls for Healthcare Workers
The main objective of this session is to help you avoid slip, trip, and fall hazards and prevent accidents. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize slips, trips, and falls as a serious safety problem; identify slip, trip, and fall hazards on the job; avoid and eliminate slip and trip hazards; use stairs and ladders safely to avoid falls; and minimize injuries if you do fall.
How to Prevent Workplace Violence—A Guide for Healthcare Workers
By the time this session is over, you should be able to realize the risks; identify risk factors; understand the effects of workplace violence; take effective measures to prevent violence; recognize signs of impending violence; and protect yourself in violent situations.
Lab Safety for Healthcare Workers
The main objective of this session is to make sure that you know what you need to do to protect your safety and health on the job. By the time this session is over, you should be able to understand the Chemical Hygiene Plan, identify laboratory hazards, take proper precautions to protect yourself, and act effectively in an emergency.
Lifting and Carrying Patients Best Practices
In this online training session, employees will learn how to identify patient-handling hazards, understand basic rules for safe patient lifts and transfers, use mechanical lifting and transferring equipment to avoid back injuries, prepare properly for patient lifts and transfers, and use safe techniques in a variety of patient life and transfer situations.
Pandemic Flu—How to Prevent and Respond
The main objective of this session is to make you aware of the risks of flu pandemics, the potential problems we could all face should we be hit with a pandemic, and the precautions you would need to take to keep yourself and your family safe. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand what a pandemic is, recognize the risks, identify flu symptoms, prevent the spread of infection, prepare for and deal with a pandemic at work and at home, and know what to do if you get sick.
PPE for Healthcare Workers
The main objective of this session is to provide you with the information you need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) effectively to protect against job hazards. By the time the session is over, you will be able to recognize the importance of PPE to your safety and health; identify job hazards that require the use of PPE; select appropriate PPE for the task you’re performing; inspect and fit your PPE properly; remove and dispose of PPE safely; and maintain PPE in good, safe condition.
Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers
The main objective of this session is to tell you about respiratory hazards in the workplace and to talk about the respiratory protection you might need at times to protect your health. By the time the session is over, you should be able to recognize respiratory hazards in your job; identify and use appropriate respiratory protection; get a good, safe fit when using a respirator; and inspect, maintain, and store respirators properly.
Stress Management (Multimedia)
A little bit of stress can keep us on our toes and give us the adrenaline we need to get through tough situations. But when stress becomes persistent or excessive, it can create problems—both at work and at home. And even worse, it can take a toll on your physical and mental health. During this session, we’ll learn about what causes stress, how much is too much, and lots of things you can do to make it more manageable for you.
Understanding HIPAA Privacy Laws
The main objective of this session is to explain the key features of the Health Insurace Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and how it affects you and your patients. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the purpose of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, identify covered entities, determine basic requirements of the rule, follow policies and procedures to protect patients’ health information, and use the HIPAA Privacy Rule to protect your own health information.
Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care in California: What Employees Need to Know
Can you identify the signs of workplace violence and the risks of a violent incident happening at your workplace and know how to defuse the situation? Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings face significant threats of violence, and there are factors that contribute to this risk, including working directly with people who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs.
This presentation will train workers in healthcare facilities in California to recognize the signs of violence and the risk factors that can lead to violent acts, and deal effectively and safely with threats and incidents of workplace violence. This course is designed to meet the requirements of California’s Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care rule, but it can be adopted by any healthcare facility that adopts the California rule as their own policy.
When the training is completed, trainees will be able to identify the risks and causes of workplace violence, recognize potential perpetrators of violence, spot the signs of violence, respond effectively to threats and violent acts, and report any violent or uncomfortable situation immediately.