Safety

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Back Talk: Ergonomic and Back Safety Program

Product code: 78809        

Overview:

If your back could talk, what would it say? Whether you work as a patient care provider, office employee, ancillary, kitchen, lab or even a volunteer, it's important to protect your back on the job.

This program will discuss:

  • the importance of an ergonomically sound environment
  • utilization of lifting and moving devices
  • patient transfers
  • proper body posture and much more

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Back to the Basics: Back Injury Prevention Health Care

Product code: 78349        

Overview:

Prevent on-the-job injuries and promote general back fitness with this injury prevention program. A must for new employee orientation.

Topics include: Patient Transfers, Identifying and Reporting Hazards, Lifting and Moving Safety, Proper Posture while sitting or standing and Basic Back Safety Tips.

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Better Safe: Fire and Electrical Safety

Product code: 78351R        

Overview:

This video offers a complete explanation of electrical and fire safety, policies and procedures. This training program will help protect your staff, your patients and your visitors in the event of a fire or electrical emergency. The nature of electricity is described in detail as well as electrical and fire safety procedures. Better Safe also touches on the -Right to Know Law - as well as evacuation procedures.

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Bioterrorism and Other Emergencies: Be Prepared, Be Safe

Product code: M235        

Overview:

Planning and preparing to provide care in the event of a bioterrorism attack or other emergency is a critical part of working in any healthcare environment. But planning is more than knowing where emergency supplies and exits are. Planning also involves ensuring that healthcare workers know how to keep safe, both physically and mentally. This includes having the families of healthcare workers be prepared for disasters. Studies have shown that providing care to disaster victims is impaired when healthcare workers are concerned about their own families' safety.

This program is designed to help healthcare workers prepare themselves at work, at home and in the community at large, to respond to bioterrorism and other emergencies.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:

  • Describe the types of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Describe the types of mass casualty disasters.
  • Describe how to plan for your own family's safety.
  • Describe the facility's disaster plan.
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment.
  • Describe how community wide planning is used to prepare for disasters.

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Case Studies in Medication Error Prevention

Product code: 78794        

Overview:

Caring for patients is challenging and fulfilling, but often stressful and harried as well. Frequent interruptions and constantly changing patient needs can lead to error. Since nurses do most of the actual medication administration in a facility, they provide the last opportunity to prevent a medication error. This program presents 12 scenarios that result in medication errors, then discusses how they could have been avoided. The goal is to help the viewer identify ways errors can creep into nursing practices and develop strategies that can be used to prevent them.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the nurse should be able to:
  • List the "6 Rights of Medication administration"
  • Describe methods for preventing medication errors

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Electrical Safety Lock Out/Tag Out

Product code: 78336        

Overview:

This video educates viewers on electrical safety in a healthcare facility. It covers the basic components of electrical safety and discusses procedures to follow when using electrical equipment and the process of ensuring that electrical equipment is safe. Also, signals that indicate potential electrical problems are identified.

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Emergency Management Planning

Product code: M244        

Overview:

Mass casualty emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere in the country. They can take many forms, from natural disasters such as hurricane and floods, to man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks. These emergencies affect entire communities and they can give rise to a surge of victims needing assistance that can overwhelm the capacities of first responders (police, fire, EMS) and hospital first receivers.

This program will address steps that the JCAHO has mandated for all hospitals to address emergency management planning.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
    Describe the major steps the JCAHO has mandated for emergency Planning.
  • Describe the major types of mass casualty events.
  • Describe the importance of Emergency Drills
  • List the areas of a hospital that must have emergency power backup.

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Emergency Management: Staff Education and Training

Product code: 78762        

Overview:

Basic mandatory education requirements for all hospital staff related to emergency (disaster) management and preparedness includes bioterrorism threat and reaction. Viewers witness actual hospital emergency crisis situation. Includes the four phases of emergency: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Detailed evaluation of emergency management exercise. Expands on emergency management requirements for plant services, administrative and key leadership. Includes JCAHO survey focus component.

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Ergonomics: The Good News

Product code: 78352        

Overview:

In a hospital setting, using sound ergonomics will help prevent occupational injuries. This program will discuss: Repetitive Strain Disorders, Proper Body Mechanics, Mechanical Lifting, Patient Lifting and Patient Transfers

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Evacuation: Taking Action

Product code: 78755        

Overview:

In the event of a natural or unnatural disaster, part of an emergency response preparedness plan may include an emergency evacuation. This 16 minute program will review what lifts and carries may be used in the event of such an emergency.

Topics include the following:

  • Rear Approach Assist
  • The Human Chain
  • Two Person Swing Carry
  • Side by Side Assist
  • Four Person Lift

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Fall Prevention Part 1: Risk Assessment

Product code: M202SA-DVD    Copyright © 2015
    

OVERVIEW:

Falls among older patients and at-risk patients are very common. This program will cover the importance of making a risk assessment for each person in your care, and a risk assessment of the environment at the facility.

This is the first program in Medcom’s Fall Prevention series—updated with a new look and feel—that can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.

 OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the seven crucial screening factors that must be assessed to determine a patient’s level of fall risk
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment of the environment throughout the facility
  • Accurately identify which patients are at risk for trips and falls in a hospital
  • Educate at risk patients and their family members about the specific risk factors associated with their condition, and review strategies to minimize them
  • Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to minimize fall risk in the patient environment

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Fall Prevention Part 2: Preventive Strategies and Products

Product code: M202SB    Copyright © 2015
    

OVERVIEW:

Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially for those over 65. This program provides nurses and other healthcare providers with information about the wide variety of preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls.

This is the second program in Medcom’s Fall Prevention series—updated with a new look and feel—that can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.

 OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the risk or level of risk for patients
  • Implement preventative strategies and nursing procedures to reduce the risk of falls for patients
  • Utilize a wide range of tools and products designed to prevent falls and protect patients from fall-related injuries

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Fall Prevention Part 3: A Comprehensive Fall Prevention Program

Product code: M202SC    Copyright © 2015
    

OVERVIEW:

Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially for those over 65. This program will describe creating a comprehensive fall reduction program. In addition, the steps to make to a post-fall report will be provided.

This is the third program in Medcom’s 3-part Fall Prevention series—updated with a new look and feel—that can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.

 OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and duties of a fall prevention committee
  • Explain the importance of defining risk assessment policies and procedures within the facility
  • Describe the importance of defining fall prevention protocols, educating fellow staff members and monitoring the effectiveness of protocols once they have been put in place
  • Outline important points to cover in a post-fall assessment and root cause analysis

 

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Fire Alert: Hospital Fire Safety

Product code: 78353R        

Overview:

Dramatizing a fire emergency, this hospital program will discuss controlling fire hazards, general fire safety, preparing for a fire and what to do in the event of a fire.

Topics include:

  • Planning ahead
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Escape routes
  • Evacuation
  • The importance of good housekeeping
  • Identifying fire hazards
  • Great fire safety tips

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Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities

Product code: 78813R        

OVERVIEW:
Fire is a serious threat for any healthcare facility.  Every healthcare employee must be prepared to respond quickly and efficiently if a fire occurs.  This program covers the information every employee needs to know.

•    Describes fire safety procedures based on RACE (Remove, alarm, contain, extinguish)
•    Details the steps to follow when there is a fire within a facility
•    Discusses potential fire hazards found within healthcare facilities
•    Demonstrates the proper procedure for using a fire extinguisher
•    Demonstrates various evacuation carries which can be used to safely and quickly evacuate residents

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General Safety for Healthcare Workers: Staff Education and Training

Product code: 78763        

Overview:

Staff members working in the healthcare arena are presented with safety hazards unique to this environment and must know how to keep themselves and their work areas safe at all times.

Following optimal general safety practices is everyone's responsibility.

The General Safety for Healthcare Workers video and workbook address OSHA related standards and teach your staff:

  • Best work environment practices for personnel
  • How to prevent job-related injuries
  • The basics of good body mechanics
  • Electrical safety
  • Equipment safety
  • How to maintain a safe working environment
Is your staff tired of sitting in in-services, listening to the same staff safety information? Now they can view the General Safety for Healthcare Workers video which demonstrates and reinforces basic safety information in an exciting format.

The video and workbook include:

  • Actual safety demonstrations in the healthcare setting
  • Common staff safety pitfalls and how you can avoid these
  • How to prevent lifting injuries
  • How to avoid slips and falls
  • Back safety practices
  • Equipment injury prevention
  • How to prevent cuts and puncture injuries
  • Electrical safety hazards and how to prevent these
  • General safety best practices
  • Fostering staff safety principles throughout the institution


The workbook includes a post-test to assure staff comprehension.

The General Safety for Healthcare Workers can be used as an initial training video or refresher safety course for staff.

Increase your OSHA safety confidence level and reduce work-related injuries by maintaining a safe work environment. This video is designed for all levels of staff working in the clinical and non-clinical areas.

Back strain and back injuries are one of the most common work related injuries in the healthcare field. The General Safety for Healthcare Workers video and workbook emphasize employing proper body mechanics when lifting or moving patients or objects to help staff prevent these types of occurrences.

Includes ergonomic safety education in the use of computers. Your staff will see which areas and situations in the healthcare institution pose the greatest risks for staff self-injury and will learn how to manage these risks to maintain a safe workplace environment.

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Getting Ready for Terrorism: Preparing the Healthcare Community for Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons

Product code: M214        

Overview:

Terrorism is real. The whole world woke up to this fact on September 11, 2001 in an attack that stunned the United States with its ferocity and its unthinkable nature. Now, all of a sudden, we were all vulnerable and terrorist attack is indeed thinkable. This program discusses these forms of terrorism, the steps that are already underway in the United States to redefine the old focus of disaster preparedness toward disaster management and to enlist healthcare institutions at every level into a comprehensive community-wide management system to address preparedness so we will be ready if terrorism arrives again.

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Hazard Communication Standard: The Right to Know

Product code: 78814        

Overview:

Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards in the workplace. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard clearly outlines for employers steps to be taken to protect their employees.

This program is designed to educate all employees about this important OSHA requirement.

Topic areas include:

  • Definition of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
  • Institutions' chemical labeling systems
  • Manufacturers' chemical labeling systems
  • Material Safety Data Sheets

This program can be used to meet the required annual employee education component of the standard.

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How to Work All Day Without Hurting Your Back

Product code: M065        


Overview:
Illustrates proper performance of daily tasks, and discusses the key benefits of an exercise program for a healthy back.

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In Case of Fire

Product code: A2577        

Overview:

All hospitals must have a fire safety plan, and all hospital employees must be aware of their responsibilities in case of a fire. This program will help all employees understand the importance of responding quickly and efficiently in case of fire. Emphasis is placed on two areas: employees' responsibilities in a fire and knowing the elements of a fire safety plan.

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Latex Allergy: A Closer Look

Product code: 78338        

Overview:

This video takes a look at preventing allergic reactions to natural latex rubber in the workplace. Viewers will learn who is at risk, be able to identify the products associated with latex allergies, routes of exposure and self-protection.

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Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury

Product code: M232S        

Overview:

Providing care to those who are ill or frail often requires lifting and moving them. But the weight and awkwardness of the human form, often combined with tight spaces, put caregivers at risk for injury. Anyone providing direct care must understand the risks associated with lifting and moving residents and efforts they can take to reduce those risks.

This updated program on lifting safely describes the importance of mobility assistance for residents, reviews the body mechanics involved in the process of lifting safely and offers several general rules to keep in mind when you approach any lifting task. By paying attention to safe lifting techniques at all times, you can help avoid injury to yourself and to residents.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of mobility assistance.
  • Describe the proper body mechanics for lifting a resident.
  • Describe assisting residents with different abilities.

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National Patient Safety Goals 2018

Product code: M223R20    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

For the 2018 National Patient Safety Goals for acute care settings, the Joint Commission revised Elements of Performance related to reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. This program has been updated to reflect this change.

The goals emphasized in National Patient Safety Goals 2018 are targeted to facilities with the following healthcare environments:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Office-Based Surgery
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals

 This program describes the following patient safety goals:

  • Improve the accuracy of patient identification
  • Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers
  • Improve the safety of using medications
  • Reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections
  • Improve the safety of clinical alarm systems
  • The organization identifies safety risks inherent in its patient population.

The goal of this program is to define and discuss the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals for 2018, including the problems and concerns that have led to its implementation. The program provides a detailed review of the various patient safety goals that have been identified for implementation, plus the Elements of Performance that will be required to meet these goals.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

•    Identify the concerns and problems that led to development of the Joint Commission's NPSG.
•    Describe the patient safety goals for acute settings.
•    Identify and implement the key Elements of Performance developed to accomplish the patient safety goals

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Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Admission Assessment and Quality Reporting

Product code: M254CR        

Series Overview:

A "Never Event" is an adverse medical event, occurring during care that is unambiguous, serious and preventable. These are shocking medical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, that should never occur. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has moved aggressively to improve patient safety by adopting a policy of actively addressing some of these identified Never Events - and in fact denies payment to providers for some of them, when they do occur. This series identifies specific Never Events and describes practices that can prevent them.

This series is designated for a total of 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The final program will discuss identifying conditions present on admission, plus the quality measures that need to be reported to CMS in order to qualify for the updated payment schedule.

Updated Info:

This series has been updated with a new title to emphasize Hospital-Acquired Conditions and to reflect the CMS's revised organization of Hospital-Acquired Conditions into the following 10 categories:
      1. Foreign Object Retained After Surgery
      2. Air Embolism
      3. Blood Incompatibility
      4. Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers
      5. Falls and Trauma
      6. Manifestations of Poor Glycemic Control
      7. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      8. Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection
      9. Surgical Site Infection following:
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - Mediastinitis
      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Orthopedic Procedures
      10. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT )/ Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define a "Never Event"
  • Describe new indicator codes that have been created for present-upon-admission (POA) diagnoses
  • Identify conditions already present - particularly conditions that CMS is excluding from payment - so that payments will not be reduced
  • Identify the measures that must be reported, which are defined in six areas of care

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Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Identifying the Danger

Product code: M254AR        

Series Overview:

A "Never Event" is an adverse medical event, occurring during care that is unambiguous, serious and preventable. These are shocking medical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, that should never occur. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has moved aggressively to improve patient safety by adopting a policy of actively addressing some of these identified Never Events - and in fact denies payment to providers for some of them, when they do occur. This series identifies specific Never Events and describes practices that can prevent them.

This series is designated for a total of 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program identifies specific Never Events and provides background information on the CMS's decision to withhold payment of specific never events.

Updated Info:

This series has been updated with a new title to emphasize Hospital-Acquired Conditions and to reflect the CMS's revised organization of Hospital-Acquired Conditions into the following 10 categories:
      1. Foreign Object Retained After Surgery
      2. Air Embolism
      3. Blood Incompatibility
      4. Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers
      5. Falls and Trauma
      6. Manifestations of Poor Glycemic Control
      7. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      8. Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection
      9. Surgical Site Infection following:
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - Mediastinitis
      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Orthopedic Procedures
      10. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define a "Never Event"
  • Describe the six main categories of Never Events
  • Identify which types of Never Events are most prevalent/reported
  • Describe the steps the NQF and DHHS are taking to reduce the incidence of Never Events
  • Define the payment implications that are instituted by Never Events and identify the 11 hospital-acquired events that incur these payment implications
  • Define "Value-Based Purchasing"

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Never Events and Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Prevention Practices

Product code: M254BR        

Series Overview:

A "Never Event" is an adverse medical event, occurring during care that is unambiguous, serious and preventable. These are shocking medical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, that should never occur. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has moved aggressively to improve patient safety by adopting a policy of actively addressing some of these identified Never Events - and in fact denies payment to providers for some of them, when they do occur. This series identifies specific Never Events and describes practices that can prevent them.

This series is designated for a total of 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program will discuss nursing practices that can prevent Never Events - many of which are already in place in healthcare institutions.

Updated Info:

This series has been updated with a new title to emphasize Hospital-Acquired Conditions and to reflect the CMS's revised organization of Hospital-Acquired Conditions into the following 10 categories:
      1. Foreign Object Retained After Surgery
      2. Air Embolism
      3. Blood Incompatibility
      4. Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers
      5. Falls and Trauma
      6. Manifestations of Poor Glycemic Control
      7. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      8. Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection
      9. Surgical Site Infection following:
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - Mediastinitis
      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Orthopedic Procedures
      10. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define a "Never Event"
  • Identify the 11 hospital-acquired events that currently incur payment implications
  • Implement the practices and measures that should be taken to prevent the occurrence of the 11 Never Events

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On the Font Line: Bio Terror Preparedness

Product code: 78739        

Overview:

Work in healthcare is often related to the trends and focus of public concerns. In this informative program, On The Front Line will address how to be prepared in the event of a deliberate use of biological or chemical agents within the population. Topics include: Identification and early response, communication, infection control policies and procedures along with signs and symptoms.

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OR Fire Safety: A Triad of Prevention

Product code: 78663        

Overview:

In the United States, more than 25 million surgeries are performed every year and only the smallest fraction involve a fire. But because operating room fires have the potential for economic and human harm, it is important to treat the subject of fire safety very seriously.

Purpose/Overall Goal:

This video and accompanying study guide focuses on the safe practices OR team members should follow to reduce the risk of fire. The program discusses the components of the fire triangle and various fuel, heat and ignition sources found in the OR. The steps to take in the event of a fire are also demonstrated.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the types of materials that comprise the three elements of the "fire triangle"
  • Describe and define the "fire triangle"
  • Identify safe practices in the OR setting
  • Outline the basic components that should be included in an OR fire safety training program
  • Describe how to respond to a fire in the OR
  • Define the healthcare professional's role in protecting both patient and staff in the OR setting
  • Identify the various agencies that regulate standards to fire safety and their role in follow-up investigations into cases involving fire in the OR and describe the steps in follow-up investigation

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Oxygen Safety

Product code: 78812        

Overview:

Many long-term care residents require the use of oxygen. Everyone working with these residents must periodically review the basic safety principles involved in delivery of oxygen.

Topic areas addressed include:

  • Components of a central oxygen supply system
  • Safety guidelines for using a central oxygen supply system
  • Safety precautions for using oxygen cylinders, including storage, labeling, protective seals and proper securing
  • Preparing an oxygen cylinder for use (step-by-step demonstration)
  • Liquid oxygen
  • Physician orders for oxygen therapy
  • Common oxygen delivery systems, including use, oxygen concentrations, flow rates and humidification
  • Ventilators
  • Taking precautions to avoid potential fire hazards
Devices shown include the nasal cannula, face mask, venturi mask, partial rebreathing mask and nonrebreathing mask.

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Preventing Unsafe Wandering and Elopement

Product code: M228R        

Overview:

This course is designed to provide caregivers in the long term care setting with an overview of the skills necessary to prevent residents from participating in behaviors that can lead to unsafe wandering. This includes how to provide accurate assessment of residents in their care, intervene when unsafe wandering is recognized and what to do if a resident wanders away.

Purpose/Overall Goal:

The goal of this program is to define and discuss current and forthcoming HIPAA initiatives regarding patient privacy and data security. The program provides a detailed review of the reforms that have been identified for implementation and provides information to help healthcare workers comply with these new guidelines.

Objectives:

After completing this course the learner will be able to:
  • Define the terms wandering and elopement
  • Determine the difference between safe and unsafe wandering
  • Identify triggers of unsafe wandering
  • Assess new residents for at-risk behaviors
  • Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
  • Identify wandering prevention strategies
  • Discuss the importance of electronic methods of intervention
  • Discuss the steps to take when a resident is missing
  • Discuss the steps to take when that resident is found

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Radiographic Techniques and Safety: Introduction to X-ray and Safety Precautions

Product code: DR102        

Overview:

Discusses basic knowledge of x-rays, possible health hazards posed by x-rays and proper precautions to ensure the safety of the patient and members of the dental health team.

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Radiographic Techniques and Safety: Taking Radiographs

Product code: DR103        

Overview:

Discusses x-ray equipment, how it works and factors that control image formation.

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Radiographic Techniques and Safety: X-ray Film Processing

Product code: DR104        

Overview:

Provides an understanding of how the development process works and how to perform each step with accuracy.

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Restraints: Alternatives to Restraints

Product code: M252BR    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Over the last two decades, the use of restraints has declined dramatically in acute, long term care and psychiatric healthcare settings. The pressure to reduce the use of restraints has been driven by both patient advocacy groups and professional healthcare organizations. This program will discuss finding alternatives to restraints in any medical facility. Other programs in this series discuss the legal issues involved in using restraints, and the safe use of restraints when they are necessary.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

    Identify the types of patients that restraints have traditionally and most commonly been used on
  • Participate in appropriate assessments of patients with the goal of finding alternatives to the use of restraints
  • Describe the training requirements for medical staff that can help reduce the use of restraints
  • Participate in careful, individualized care planning to find alternatives for those who might otherwise require the use of restraints.
  • Describe the importance of investigating patients’ problem behaviors to get a clearer understanding of their true needs and find alternative solutions to the use of restraints

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Restraints: Legal Considerations and Patient Rights

Product code: M252AR    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
The rules regarding restraint and seclusion are based on the patient’s simple right to freely move about. Restraint and seclusion must only be imposed when absolutely necessary to protect the patient from doing harm to themselves, staff, or others. This best selling program on restraints has updated with an engaging new look and feel that continues to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the use of restraints in healthcare settings.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the basis for the rules on the use of restraints and seclusion
  • Identify the types of facilities where the CMS rules apply
  • Describe the type and extent of training required for healthcare professionals authorized to use restraints and seclusion
  • Take steps to ensure the proper ordering and evaluation of restraints and seclusion
  • Complete appropriate and timely documentation when restraints and seclusion are used

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Restraints: Safe Application of Restraints

Product code: M252CR    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
The use of restraints in healthcare has declined dramatically in acute, long term care and psychiatric healthcare settings as alternatives have been developed and pressure has mounted to reduce their use. However, the use of restraints cannot be eliminated, and their safe use is often required to ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals. The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with guidance on the safe application, use and monitoring of restraints when alternatives are inappropriate or have proven ineffective.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Select restraints that are the least restrictive intervention that will be effective, based on an individualized assessment of the person
  • Identify and use a variety of the least restrictive restraints, including limb restraints and chair restraints
  • Conduct safe and appropriate application and monitoring of restraints
  • Identify and avoid the dangers associated with the use of restraints

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Restraints: The Last Resort

Product code: M108        

Overview:

Illustrates the safe use of restraints and stresses the maintenance of a safe, hazard-free environment to minimize the need for restraints.

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Safety in Home Care

Product code: 88504        

Overview:

Professionals, students and families will find this video a functional tool in improving safety in the home care setting.

During an initial home visit, a home health nurse assesses an actual patient's home to identify safety risks, demonstrating key safety concepts in home care. Emphasis is placed on assessment of potentially dangerous environmental hazards. Recommendations are made to the client for safety issues within JCAHO, OSHA, and EPA regulations.

Special attention is given to:

  • Fire safety
  • Outdoor hazards
  • Safety risks in every room of the house
  • Safe use of medical equipment
  • Disposal of waste

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Security Management: Staff Education and Training

Product code: 78770        

Overview:

A comprehensive video demonstrating must know elements for maintaining optimal security in the healthcare environment and successful compliance with regulatory body requirements for security management. The Security Management video and workbook can be used to train and educate staff and doubles as terrific tool for continued education and annual updating.

Your staff will learn:

  • JCAHO requirements of a security management plan
  • Key components of workplace violence
  • Types of workplace violence
  • Common risk factors
  • Actions as warning signs
  • Prevention strategies
  • Managing a violent situation
  • Reporting requirements
  • Sensitive areas of the facility presenting as security risks
  • Prevention of infant and child abduction
  • Security management during an emergency event
  • Common security issues and measures to prevent and control security events
  • How best to demonstrate compliance with the JCAHO security requirements
  • Types of security related information that will be requested and examined during your next JCAHO accreditation survey


This comprehensive video reviews the JCAHO standards, actually providing the viewer with methods to meet JCAHO compliance requirements.

Staff will be shown how to prevent common security incidents and how to best manage security incidents should they occur.

Included in the Security Management: Staff Education and Training video and accompanying workbook:

  • Access and egress area protection
  • Vehicular access during an emergency event
  • Patient elopement and leaving against medical advice
  • Management of gang related activities
  • Staff and vendor identification requirements
  • Components of an organizational security management program plan
  • Discussion of the JCAHO Security Management Standards
  • A comprehensive description of what your facility must do to achieve compliance with these standards
  • Documentation requirements
  • Surveyor interview with staff


Learn what surveyors expect for compliance in improving your organization's security management performance and reducing security risk to patients, visitors and staff.

Witness the actual surveyor discussion with the Safety Officer and see for yourself exactly what types of security questions will be asked at time of accreditation survey. Includes a workbook that provides supplemental security information, education and useful tools to help you meet compliance.

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Sentinel Event: Beyond Blame

Product code: 78734        

Overview:

Based from past lessons learned involving sentinel events within the healthcare setting, this program explains how a sentinel event may have occurred and provides suggestions for improvements to reduce the risk of an incident from reoccurring.

Topics include:

  • Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Immediate Investigation and Response
  • The importance of a Proactive Patient Safety Program

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Serious Reportable Events: Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Inpatient Settings

Product code: M280C    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
In 2008, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would no longer pay for additional healthcare-related costs associated with many preventable errors, which the agency believed could be prevented by following evidence-based guidelines. It further stated that the institution where the event occurred was not allowed to bill the patient for the cost of care related to that error.

This program will describe these events, which CMS has defined as “…those that should never happen…”

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Identify the 14 hospital-acquired events which are listed for non-payment by CMS
  • List how many quality measures must be reported to CMS
  • Identify six ways quality measure data will be used

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Serious Reportable Events: Identification and Prevention Part 2

Product code: M280B    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Ensuring and increasing patient safety are primary goals for most every healthcare organization. Large scale efforts such as the Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare list developed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Hospital-Acquired Conditions provision of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment system, and the Joint Commission’s “National Patient Safety Goals” have been put in place to make this goal a reality. Each is important in supporting endeavors to ensure patient safety.

This program will discuss the remaining four categories of reportable events from the NQF’s Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare list.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Identify the nine standards in the case management events category
  • Identify the four standards in the environmental events category
  • Identify the standard in the radiologic events category
  • Identify the four elements in the potential criminal events category
  • Identify the three former NQF event categories that have been retired

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Serious Reportable Events: Identification and Prevention Part I

Product code: M280A    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Ensuring and increasing patient safety are primary goals for most every healthcare organization. Large scale efforts such as the Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare list developed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Hospital-Acquired Conditions provision of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment system, and the Joint Commission’s “National Patient Safety Goals” have been put in place to make this goal a reality. Each is important in supporting endeavors to ensure patient safety.

This program will discuss the first three categories of reportable events from the NQF’s Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare list.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Identify the three standards in the surgical or invasive procedure events category
  • Identify the three standards in the product or device events category
  • Identify the three standards in the patient protection events category

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Workplace Safety: A Review of OSHA Safety Guidelines

Product code: 78815        

Overview:

Creating a safe work environment is important for any workplace setting. In a long-term care facility safety procedures are intended to protect staff, residents and visitors. Used in conjunction with a review of clinic specific procedures this 12-minute educational video can be used for the annual required OSHA training.

The program topic areas include:

  • General safety procedures
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Personal safety-including principles of body mechanics and workstation ergonomics
  • Emergency Preparedness-fire safety guidelines
  • Principles of electrical safety

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