Home care is unique because employees work in people’s homes and personal spaces. This environment creates safety and health concerns that staff have little control over. It is not easy to keep staff safe from injuries and illness. You can try to make the home-based workplace safer by identifying the causes of employee incidents and trying to prevent them. This course will discuss the best practices for preventing employee incidents. It will also describe the steps to take during an employee incident investigation.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias' submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Home Care Hazards and Prevention
Home Care Safety Hazards
Risk Factors for Home Care Employees
The Responsibilities of Employees and Clients or Patients
Best Practices for Home Safety
Section 3: Conducting an Employee Incident Investigation
Importance of the Investigation
The Incident Investigation
Finalize the Investigation
Section 4: Conclusion
Stephanie has over 17 years of clinical and teaching experience. Her areas of expertise are in neonatal intensive care, general pediatrics, home health, and children with medical complexities. She earned her Master's in nursing from Chamberlain University in 2022. Her professional practice is guided by Jean Watson's philosophy that, "Caring is the essence of nursing."Disclosure: Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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