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Health Care Safety Policies & Procedures - Chapter Summary
Learning is easy with these short, engaging lessons on health care safety policies and procedures. Take a look at the categories and meaning of triage, the environmental crisis of disaster management, the history and purpose of the FDA, and safety in the workplace.
Additional information discussed in this chapter includes:
- Definition and techniques of surgical asepsis
- Identification of environmental safety hazards
- Chemical use, storage and disposal done safely
- Public safety and controversy of disposing hazardous materials
- Nosocomial infections
- Health care universal protection guidelines
- Safety techniques in the laboratory
Lessons are short and it is easy to make progress by logging in using your mobile device whenever you have a few minutes to work on your studies. Video lessons are hosted by our instructors and all lessons are accompanied by a short quiz to verify you understood what was just presented.
1. Surgical Asepsis: Definition, Technique & Examples
An operation is about to begin. Necessary components include: surgeon, nurses, patient, instruments, and... surgical asepsis! In this lesson, learn about the importance of maintaining surgical asepsis during a medical procedure.
2. How to Identify Physical & Mechanical Hazards
We are going to learn how to identify potential physical and mechanical hazards that exist in the healthcare setting. This lesson presents examples of possible hazards and explains why they may be hazardous.
3. What is Triage? - Definition & Categories
When a natural disaster occurs, how do medical professionals decide who to help first? This lesson will explain the triage process, which categorizes injured or sick people based on the severity of their conditions.
4. Safe Chemical Storage, Use & Disposal
An important part of lab safety involves the correct usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Lab safety is everyone's responsibility, so it's important that you know the proper procedures and protocols for using chemicals in the lab.
5. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy
Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.
6. Disaster Management: Dealing with an Environmental Crisis
The process of dealing with an environmental crisis begins way before the crisis takes place. In this lesson we will learn the steps of disaster management, when they occur, and why they are necessary.
7. Nosocomial Infections: Definition, Causes & Prevention
In this lesson, you will learn about what a nosocomial infection is. We'll discuss, in particular, the many reasons you may get such an infection, which types of pathogens are most likely to cause one, and the most common places in your body you may acquire one.
8. Universal Protection Guidelines in Health Care
In this lesson we will look at some of the equipment and protection guidelines healthcare workers use to protect themselves from exposure to biologically hazardous material.
9. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA
The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.
10. The Food and Drug Administration: Definition, History & Purpose
Learn about what the Food and Drug Administration does to manage the research and development of food and drug products in the U.S. Study the history and purpose of this consumer protection agency to discover its positive impact on American citizens.
11. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment
Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.
12. Workplace Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
What's your line of work? Or, what are the dangers you face at work? Workplace safety is important; that's why we are going to discuss how to keep yourself safe in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the High School Health Science for Teachers: Help & Review course
- Health Care History, Trends & Impact
- Math Applications in Health Care Science
- Physical Sciences in Health Care
- Basics of Health Science Research
- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols
- Formation of Medical Terms
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Homeostasis & the Human Body
- Digestive & Excretory Systems of the Human Body
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue
- Human Nervous, Circulatory & Respiratory Systems
- Biological Development in Psychology
- Microbiology in Health Science
- Pathogens & Disease
- Disease Causes, Control & Prevention
- Public & World Health Issues
- Aging, Health & Family Issues in Society
- Nutritional Information & Needs
- Issues & Disorders Related to Nutrition
- Therapeutic Concepts of Nutrition
- Pharmacological Concepts & Technology
- Mental Health Concepts
- Preventative Health & Wellness
- Medical Technology & Patient Care
- Communication in Health Care
- Teamwork in the Workplace
- Health Care Education & Career Guidance
- Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities