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Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guideby Deborah L. Fell-carlson
Synopses & Reviews
Finally, a comprehensive resource on workplace safety designed with the health care worker in mind! This book will show you how to protect yourself and others from injury while on the job. You will be introduced to stresses and hazards unique to the health care environment, and provided with practical steps you can take to make work safer for you. If you know how to make work safer for yourself, you will be better equipped to provide a safe care environment for your clients.
This handy reference guide accompanies the text, Working Safely in Health Care, A Practical Guide. It is designed to put innovative health care workplace safety information at your fingertips. Key concepts in safety are collected here, including recognizing potential hazards, safe client handling, and how to prevent injury and disease. Use this guide on the job to refresh your skills so that you can continue to provide a safe care environment in the health care workplace.
About the Author
Deborah Fell-Carlson has had an active and visible leadership role in strategic efforts to transfer evidence-based injury prevention knowledge to the Oregon healthcare community. She has served in a variety of safety and health leadership roles in healthcare and general industry over the past 30 years, as well as in a variety of nursing and nursing education roles. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University and her Master of Science in Public Health through Oregon State University. Ms. Fell-Carlson is a past Board Member of the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses chapter of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, a current member of the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Association for Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare. She is co-chair of the Oregon Coalition for Healthcare Ergonomics, a multidisciplinary task force charged to develop strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare in Oregon. She served in the Army National Guard in South Dakota and Oregon for a total of 27 years and retired as an Army Nurse Corps Lieutenant Colonel in 2003. She has presented on a variety of employee safety and health issues at conferences at the state and national level.
Table of Contents
Introduction Section I: Laying the Foundation Chapter 1: Caring for the Caregiver - A Fresh Approach to Health Care Safety. Chapter 2: Understanding Hazards and Controls in Health Care. Section II: Hazards and Controls in Health Care Part 1: Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries in Health Care Chapter 3: Performing Clinical Support Tasks Safely. Chapter 4: Safe Client Movement and Handling. Chapter 5: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Health Care Environment. Part 2: Chemical Safety and Airborne Exposures Chapter 6: Working Safely with Drugs and Other Substances. Chapter 7: Indoor Air Quality in Health Care- Good Air for Good Health. Part 3: Disease Prevention Chapter 8: Disease Transmission Basics. Chapter 9: Preventing Disease Transmission- Managing Disease Exposure. Chapter 10: Bloodborne Disease Prevention and Sharps Safety. Part 4: Emergency Management and Security Chapter 11: Preventing Workplace Violence in the Health Care Setting. Chapter 12: Emergency Management and Terrorism. Section III: Wellness Challenges in Health Care Chapter 13: Personal Wellness. Chapter 14: Surviving Shift Work Safely. Chapter 15: Managing Stress in the Care Environment. Section IV: Improving Working Conditions in Health Care Chapter 16: Influencing Change. Chapter 17: Getting Involved. Chapter 18: Staying Informed: Finding Reliable Information. Chapter 19: Shopping for a Safe Employer. Index.
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