Maintaining a Safe Home Environment

Maintaining a Safe Home Environment 

At the core of home care services is protecting your clients’ safety. To do this is you must be able to recognize individual factors that may place clients at higher risk for injury, as well as potential hazards in the home. You must then be able to put measures into place to prevent injury. This course presents the hazards that are typically found in the home setting and ways to maintain a safe home environment for clients. 


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MSHE
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify factors that increase a client’s risk for injury.
Recognize common hazards in the home environment.
Describe steps to maintain a safe home environment for your clients.

Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Hazards in the Home

A. A Visit with Joe

B. Risk Factors for Clients

C. Hazards in the Home

D. Conditions in the Home

E. Visitors and Family

F. Weapons and Violence

G. Hazardous Materials and Medical Waste

H. Electrical Safety

I. Fire Emergencies

J. Responding to Fires

K. Fire Education

L. Carbon Monoxide

M. Natural Disasters 

N. Review

Section 3: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributor

C. Resource

D. References

E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. 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. 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: Direct Care Workers; General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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