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Working safely in health care : a practical guide

Author: Deborah L Fell-Carlson
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, ©2008.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fell-Carlson, Deborah L.
Working safely in health care.
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, ©2008
(OCoLC)777338561
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah L Fell-Carlson
ISBN: 9781418006235 1418006238
OCLC Number: 123962942
Description: xxxiv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sect. I. Laying the foundation --
Ch. 1. Caring for the caregiver --
a fresh approach to health care safety --
Ch. 2. Understanding hazards and controls in health care --
Sect. II. Hazards and controls in health care --
Pt. 1. Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in health care --
Ch. 3. Performing clinical support tasks safety --
Ch. 4. Safe client movement and handling --
Ch. 5. Preventing sups, trips, and falls in the health care environment --
Pt. 2. Chemical safety and airborne exposures --
Ch. 6. Working safety with drugs and other substances --
Ch. 7. Indoor air quality in health care --
good air for good health --
Pt. 3. Disease prevention --
Ch. 8. Disease transmission basics --
Ch. 9. Preventing disease transmission --
managing disease exposure --
Ch. 10. Bloodborne disease prevention and sharps safety --
Pt. 4. Emergency management and security --
Ch. 11. Preventing violence in the health care setting --
Ch. 12. Emergency management and terrorism --
Sect. III. Wellness challenges in health care --
Ch. 13. Personal wellness --
Ch. 14. Surviving shift work safety --
Ch. 15. Managing stress in the care environment --
Sect. IV. Improving working conditions in health care --
Ch. 16. Influencing change --
Ch. 17. Getting involved --
Ch. 18. Staying informed : finding reliable information --
Ch. 19. Shopping for a safe employer --
Sect. V. Case scenarios.
Responsibility: Deborah L. Fell-Carlson.
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