Higher Education

Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

  • Deborah Fell-Carlson
  • ISBN-10: 1418006238  |  ISBN-13: 9781418006235
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.75
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Finally, a comprehensive resource on workplace safety designed with the health care worker in mind! This book will show you how to protect yourself and others from injury while on the job. You will be introduced to stresses and hazards unique to the health care environment, and provided with practical steps you can take to make work safer for you. If you know how to make work safer for yourself, you will be better equipped to provide a safe care environment for your clients.

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Features and Benefits

  • The latest information on emerging best practices in the health care workplace
  • Practical solutions for the most common health care hazards, including new methods for safe client handling and movement, infectious disease prevention, and working safely with hazardous substances
  • Situational Snapshots and Case Scenarios help you evaluate and anticipate potential safety hazards within the context of real-life circumstances
  • Stop and Think feature encourages critical thinking
  • Includes tips and strategies for managing the stress of shift-work, workplace violence, the caregiver role in emergency management and other emotional challenges related to client care
  • Information on how to select a safe employer, how to improve safety in your current work environment, and how to stay current on safety developments

Table of Contents

Section I: Laying the Foundation
Chapter 1: Caring for the Caregiver - A Fresh Approach to Health Care Safety
Chapter 2: Understanding Hazards and Controls in Health Care
Section II: Hazards and Controls in Health Care
Part 1: Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries in Health Care
Chapter 3: Performing Clinical Support Tasks Safely
Chapter 4: Safe Client Movement and Handling
Chapter 5: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Healthcare Environment
Part 2: Chemical Safety and Airborne Exposures
Chapter 6: Working Safely with Drugs and Other Substances
Chapter 7: Indoor Air Quality in Health Care - Good Air for Good Health

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Deborah Fell-Carlson

Deborah Fell-Carlson has had an active and visible leadership role in strategic efforts to transfer evidence-based injury prevention knowledge to the Oregon healthcare community. She has served in a variety of safety and health leadership roles in healthcare and general industry over the past 30 years, as well as in a variety of nursing and nursing education roles. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University and her Master of Science in Public Health through Oregon State University. Ms. Fell-Carlson is a past Board Member of the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses chapter of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, a current member of the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Association for Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare. She is co-chair of the Oregon Coalition for Healthcare Ergonomics, a multidisciplinary task force charged to develop strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare in Oregon. She served in the Army National Guard in South Dakota and Oregon for a total of 27 years and retired as an Army Nurse Corps Lieutenant Colonel in 2003. She has presented on a variety of employee safety and health issues at conferences at the state and national level.