Intended for kitchen and dietary staff
The Joint Commission accreditation requires physicians who use or operate fluoroscopic x-ray systems be properly credentialed. This training shall include radiation safety, management of fluoroscopic radiation and operation of fluoroscopic x-ray system(s) used by the physician. Training in radiation safety and fluoroscopic radiation management is in addition to any clinical training or qualifications required to perform the specific clinical diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for which the fluoroscopic systems are used.
An Incident is -- A patient safety event that reached the patient, whether or not the patient was harmed.
Incident reporting (IR) in health care has been advocated as a means to improve patient safety. The purpose of IR is to identify safety hazards and develop interventions to mitigate these hazards in order to reduce harm in health care.
This Fire Safety and Evacuation Training module is designed to teach CHCC staff preventive measures that will eliminate or minimize causes of fire or fire hazards in the workplace, and to teach proper emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of a fire.
This training is for the Asset Management, Help Desk and Laserfiche systems. We will cover the basics for traditional end users.
Quality patient care demands that tests are performed correctly, testing equipment is maintained properly and nursing staff are competent to perform the test.
§482. 13(e) Standard: Restraint or seclusion. All patients have the right to be free from physical or mental abuse, and corporal punishment. All patients have the right to be free from restraint or seclusion, of any form, imposed as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff. Restraint or seclusion may only be imposed to ensure the immediate physical safety of the patient, a staff member, or others and must be discontinued at the earliest possible time.
A pressure injury is defined as “localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. The injury occurs as a result of intense and/or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear. The tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by microclimate, nutrition, perfusion, comorbidities, and condition of the soft tissue.” Pressure injuries are staged to indicate the extent of tissue damage.
AIDET® is a communication framework for healthcare professionals to communicate
with patients and each other in a way that decreases patient anxiety, increases patient
compliance, and improves clinical outcomes. The acronym AIDET® stands for five
communication behaviors: Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The goal of this program is to improve personnel safety in the healthcare environment through appropriate use of PPE.
The objectives of this program are to provide information on the selection and use of PPE in healthcare settings and to allow time for participants to practice the correct way to don and remove PPE.
At the end of this presentation, the healthcare worker should be able to:
- Identify the appropriate circumstances for which each type of PPE is indicated
- List at least 3 safe practices that should be followed when using PPE
- Correctly demonstrate how to don and remove PPE
This material is targeted for nurses, physicians, technicians, and ancillary personnel (e.g., housekeepers, maintenance workers) in healthcare settings.
This section provides an overview of PPE in healthcare and reviews PPE terminology, how to select it, and the types of PPE available for use in healthcare settings.
This section describes how to safely put on (don), use, and remove PPE.
This section describes when to use PPE based on task that is to be performed. The concepts of Standard and Expanded Precautions and the criteria for PPE use within those precautions are discussed.
PPE Return Demonstration -- using the PPE Competency Validation Checklist--
The Nurse Manager or an identified Observer from each unit will schedule return demonstrations on the correctness of PPE donning and removing (using the PPE Competency Validation Checklist) after end date of training.
IV Therapy, also known as intravenous therapy, is the administration of delivering nutrients and hydration directly into the blood stream for immediate absorption and use by the body. IV Therapy is the fastest way to deliver nutrients throughout the body, because it bypasses the digestive system and goes directly into the organs, resulting in a 90-100% absorption rate
Ø Is anticoagulant therapy
o Prevents & treats venous thrombosis, emboli, and its extension
Ø Also commonly used in CHC prophylactically to prevent clotting in cardiac patients
o in Acute MI, ruling out MI, or in patients who have clotting problems.
Ø The use of Heparin has advantages such as immediate action and is readily reversible.
Blood glucose, also referred to as blood sugar, is the amount of glucose in your blood. This glucose comes from what you eat and drink and the body also releases stored glucose from your liver and muscles.
A blood glucose monitor is a tool you can use to monitor and assess your blood glucose levels as part of your diabetes management. Diabetes management is all about aiming to maintain a balance between the food you eat, how active you are and the medication you take for your condition.
Insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter (IDC) is an invasive procedure that should only be carried out by a qualified competent health care professional using aseptic technique. Catheterization of the urinary tract should only be done when there is a specific and adequate clinical indication, as it carries a risk of infection.
It is the policy of CHCC to provide a clean and safe environment for patients, personnel, visitors, and to protect the environment from contamination of infectious and hazardous substances. It is the intent to manage all wastes generated at CHCC from the “point of generation” to “final disposition” (Cradle-to-Grave). All medical wastes are adequately treated by steam sterilization (autoclave) prior to disposal at the landfill.
HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CODES POST TEST
In the event of an emergency situation, a standardized emergency code will be used to alert staff via the overhead paging system and prompt an appropriate, predetermined response.
To provide appropriate staff notification to emergency situations utilizing the overhead paging system.
Hand Hygiene reminder was shared by the CDC Hand Hygiene Resource web page.
This course is intended for healthcare providers and reviews key concepts of hand hygiene and Standard Precautions.
This HIPAA course is for non-covered healthcare divisions or units of CHCC that are required by our policies to attend HIPAA training. Although some workforce members of CHCC may not have direct access to patient information, they are privy to indirect patient information that is in either writing, electronic, or oral means.