Investigating Employee Accidents in Home Health


In home healthcare, a client’s home is the employee’s workplace and that workplace poses a variety of safety and health hazards, many of which the employee has little control over (Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA], n.d.-b). In addition to the hazards found in all healthcare settings, there are some hazards unique to the home healthcare industry which may come from the client’s home (e.g. animals and unsanitary conditions), people residing in the client’s home, and the surrounding community (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH], 2010). In fact, in 2007, there were almost 30,000 recordable injuries to home healthcare workers (NIOSH, 2010). Keeping staff members safe from injuries and illness is not an easy task. However, you can make the workplace safer by identifying the causes of employee accidents and, more importantly, working to prevent them from occurring. This course provides you with basic information regarding an employee accident investigation. In this course, you will learn the steps to follow when conducting an employee accident investigation.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-HH-IEA
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the steps to follow to conduct a thorough employee accident investigation.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Employee Accident Investigation A. Importance of the Investigation B. Accident Investigation Procedures C. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Barbara Knott, RN, MPA, ACHCE
Ms. Knott has 36 years of experience in healthcare, with the last 34 years spent in the home care field. She has been responsible for agency regulatory and accreditation compliance as well as quality assurance programs for home health and hospice. In her current position, she has oversight of the financial, operational, and quality performance of multiple home healthcare providers. Ms. Knott has received certification as an Advanced Certified Home Care Executive. Disclosure: Barbara Knott, RN, MPA, ACHCE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level General Staff; entry level Administrators; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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