This course teaches your staff to identify workplace hazards that could cause an emergency, report emergencies promptly, carry out emergency responsibilities, evacuate quickly and safely, and respond to emergency situations effectively.
Why “Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Workers” Matters:
- Workplace emergencies are a fact of life. Fortunately, they don’t happen often. But when they do, the result can be very bad for the facility and for patients.
- Trained employees are vital, whether it is preventing a fire, reporting an incident, responding to the incident, evacuating the area, or helping others to evacuate.
- To minimize injuries, loss of life, and damage to the facility, everyone must be prepared to act in a variety of possible emergency situations.
- Fires, chemicals and biohazards, natural disasters, and violence can cause workplace emergencies.
- Be sure you know evacuation routes, emergency procedures, and emergency responsibilities.
- Ask a supervisor if you have questions about emergency preparedness—don’t wait for a real emergency.