It is your responsibility to ensure the health and safety of your clients, including their safety from electrical injuries. In this course, you will learn the effects of electricity on the human body, common electrical hazards present in the home, and measures to take to reduce these hazards. The goal of this course is to provide general staff in home care settings with guidance for electrical safety in the home.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Electricity and the Human Body
The Overloaded Outlet
Section 3: Electrical Fires and Other Hazards in the Home
Section 4: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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.
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