Ch 1: Workplace Safety Factors & Hazards

About This Chapter

Workplace safety in healthcare is extremely important because it helps mitigate additional risk for individuals in a hospital who are already at risk. This chapter covers what influences a person's safety and different types of hazards.

Workplace Safety Factors & Hazards - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover common types of safety hazards like physical, mechanical, ecological, thermal, and radiation hazards. You'll learn how to identify each and understand the threats they pose to health and safety. You'll learn about the following topics:

  • Environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural influences on an individual's safety
  • How to identify different types of hazards
  • Common devices used to promote safety in nursing

The lessons in this chapter can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes while you're commuting or waiting in line since they are accessible from a smartphone in addition to a laptop or desktop. Test yourself after each lesson with a 5 question multiple choice quiz to see if there are any concepts you need to review more.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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