Category "Workforce Compliance"

  • Zika Virus (Virus Zika)

    En Febrero de 2016, la Organización Mundial de la Salud declaró, un brote del virus Zika en América Latina y otros lugares, como una emergencia de salud pública de preocupación internacional, porque el virus Zika puede causar defectos de nacimiento y problemas neurológicos. Desde entonces, el virus Zika ha sido un tema de preocupación en los medios de comunicación. Aunque es un tema sensacionalista, la realidad es que el Zika es un virus transmitido por mosquitos que no causan ninguna enfermedad en algunas personas y una enfermedad leve a moderada en otros, durando alrededor de una semana.
  • OSHA Safety and Health (Seguridad y Salud de OSHA)

    La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional de los Estados Unidos (OSHA), parte del Departamento de trabajo, tiene la misión de salvar vidas, prevenir lesiones y proteger la salud de los trabajadores de los Estados Unidos. OSHA colabora con las organizaciones para construir seguridad de empleados y programas de salud destinados a prevenir problemas antes de que ocurran. Independientemente de los tipos de industria o tamaño de empresa, los trabajadores pueden intencionalmente o accidentalmente ponerse en peligro.
  • Overprescribing in Substance Abuse and Elder Care

    Drug therapy is necessary for the treatment of many forms of mental illness and chronic pain. However, some medications can create serious health and social issues when they are overprescribed. Overprescribing or mis-prescribing medications is a particular concern in vulnerable populations such as older Americans and those with current or previous substance related disorders. This course will discuss the current overprescribing crisis in healthcare and potential solutions.
  • Ebola Virus

    The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been connected to more than 4,000 deaths since the latest outbreak began late 2013 (Weintraub, 2014). The Ebola virus, formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare disease caused by an infection from the Ebola virus strains. While rare, it is severe and often fatal in humans. Wild animals are believed to transmit the virus to people, and it spreads through the human population through close person-to-person contact (WHO, 2014).
  • Handling Aggressive Residents and Patients with Dementia

    Patient care often goes beyond general medical support.
  • Fire Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

    Fire safety in healthcare facilities like nursing homes, retirement homes, hospice, and eldercare facilities requires a special response by staff members that goes beyond what one expects in other organizations. This is because both patients and their families have placed a special trust in you to see to the safety of people who, in many cases, are not able to help themselves. The threat of fire is serious for any organization, but this is especially true in long-term healthcare facilities. This course discusses how fires are started and extinguished, fire prevention tactics, and how to act
  • Resident Bill of Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

    People receiving healthcare services in the United States have rights and responsibilities associated with all levels of care. Caregivers and care facilities should understand and respect the rights and responsibilities of patients, their families, physicians, and other caregivers. Healthcare professionals must be familiar with patient rights in order to properly follow them and protect patients. All individuals admitted to a hospital will receive the Patient’s Bill of Rights, called the Resident’s Bill of Rights in a long term care facility.
  • Disaster Preparedness in Long Term Care Facilities

    Workplace emergencies are rather common. They range from small incidents, such as a fire alarm going off, to large events like hurricanes and snowstorms. In the long-term healthcare setting, staff members are responsible for more than just their own safety during an emergency. They must also see to the needs of patients and residents. In order to minimize injuries, save lives, and prevent facility damage, managers and staff members must be prepared to think clearly and take effective actions in a wide range of emergency situations.
  • Adult Ambulation and Mobility

    Many individuals who are in a hospital or at home following a prolonged illness or injury that impacts mobility become frustrated when they cannot move around as they desire. Mobility and ambulation are important to overall health and recovery from illness and injury.
  • Bullying in Healthcare

    Repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intended to intimidate, harass, degrade, or offend one or more persons is bullying. In organizations, bullying has a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of employees and affects the performance of the entire organization. Bullying has become a serious and growing problem affecting a significant proportion of healthcare professionals compared to other industries.

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