Orientation for Home-Based Services: Safety and Compliance

Orientation for Home-Based Services: Safety and Compliance 

This course presents an orientation to home care for all staff who are new to home-based services, which includes home hospice care. It provides learners with introductory instruction that covers a range of topics including a description of home care, health and safety hazards associated with home care, and corporate compliance and risk prevention in the home care setting.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.

This activity is approved for 1.5000 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-OHSSC
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the characteristics of home-based care.
Implement strategies to identify, prevent, and effectively manage health and safety hazards associated with home-based care.
Identify ways to comply with your organization’s corporate compliance program.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Introduction to Home-Based Care A. What is Home-Based Care? B. Home Care C. Home Health Care D. Hospice Care E. The Heart of Home-Based Care F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Hazards Associated with Home-Based Care A. A Visit with Joe B. The List C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Safety Risks in the Home A. The Risks B. Driving C. Animals and Pets D. Environmental Conditions E. Visitors, Spouses, and Other Family F. Violence in the Workplace G. Hazardous Materials H. Medical Waste I. Electrical Safety J. Fire Emergencies K. Responding to Fires L. Carbon Monoxide M. Natural Disasters N. Review O. Summary Section 5: Slips, Trips, Falls, Handling People, and Incident Reporting A. Slips, Trips and Falls B. Handling or Moving People C. Back Injury Prevention D. Review E. Incident Reporting F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Corporate Compliance and Harassment A. Fraud, Waste, and Abuse B. Review the Code of Conduct C. Kickbacks D. Compliance Versus Ethics E. A Continuum F. Review G. Harassment H. Examples of Harassment I. Reporting Harassment J. Preventing Harassment K. Review L. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.
Jennifer has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She is certified as an OASIS Specialist- Clinical (COS-C). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Direct Care Workers; Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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