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Ch 18: Health Risk Education

About This Chapter

Learn about health risk assessment and how it is performed by watching informative video lessons. Find out about health and safety regulations in a variety of different spheres and more.

Health Risk Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on all types of situations that pose risks to health and safety including water and recreational safety, pedestrian and automotive safety and residential safety. You will be introduced to the concept of risk assessment, why it is important, and methods used make these assessments.

The chapter also covers factors in making health care decisions and sources of information that can improve healthcare. It deals with the different types of illnesses that can come from the foods we eat, including staphylococcus aureus, salmonella and botulism. Short and long-term consequences of risky behaviors are discussed and risk-taking behaviors of adolescents are examined along with strategies for promoting behavioral change. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define what is meant by risk assessment
  • Discuss protective requirements and acceptable risks associated with health standards
  • Describe principles of automotive and pedestrian safety
  • Explain dangers associated with residences and how these may be prevented
  • Determine how to obtain information that will facilitate better health and healthcare choices
  • Enumerate the various types of food poisoning and how they can be prevented and treated
  • Recognize short and long-term consequences of high risk behaviors
  • Identify strategies to reduce high-risk behaviors

These concepts will be taught through a series of short, appealing video lessons designed by professional instructors. Self-assessment quizzes will reinforce your learning and lesson transcripts will enhance your comprehension of the videos. The lessons will highlight key terms you need to know, and provide you with video tags to take you to specific locations in the video lessons.

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: Health Risk Education
What Is a Risk Assessment? - Process, Methods & Examples

1. What Is a Risk Assessment? - Process, Methods & Examples

What is a risk assessment, and why would we prepare one? In this lesson, we'll learn what it is, why it's needed, and how to prepare a risk assessment and rank potential risks for our business.

Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

2. Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

Companies have to abide by federal health and safety regulations enforced by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act). In this lesson, you will learn the protection requirements and acceptable risks companies must be knowledgeable about in the workplace.

Water & Recreational Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

3. Water & Recreational Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

We all love to have fun, but that fun may come at a cost unless you are safe about recreation, namely water activities like boating and swimming. This lesson will show you why and what you can do to protect yourself.

Pedestrian & Automotive Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

4. Pedestrian & Automotive Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

The safety of pedestrians and motor vehicle operators are often interlinked. This lesson will teach you about important safety measures you can take as a driver and a pedestrian to protect your life and those of others.

Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

5. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.

Residential Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

6. Residential Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

Residential safety involves safety measures that concern your home. This lesson will explain the many dangers that lurk at home and how you can avoid them.

Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

7. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.

Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria

8. Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus is a deadly bacteria often associated with life-threatening infections. Did you know that S. aureus can also cause food poisoning? In this lesson, we'll explore this often overlooked foodborne illness.

Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella

9. Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella

There is a very good reason for not eating raw cookie dough, despite how delicious it is. In this lesson, we will look at Salmonella, a bacterium often found in the dough's raw eggs, which can cause a serious case of foodborne illness.

What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum

10. What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum

The most toxic natural substance on Earth is not the venom of a snake or spider. Instead, it is a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. We will examine Botulism, a type of food poisoning caused by this toxin.

Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

11. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.

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