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Patient Care Assessment and Patient Safety

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Learning Objectives

  • List the factors used to establish the Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP)
  • Describe hospital emergency preparedness plans and systems
  • Identify Personal Preparedness steps
  • Identify the Three Basic Steps to Safety and how to perform them
  • Explain the different types of security, facility, medical, and weather alerts
  • List the techniques and guidelines used in emergency situations
  • Differentiate between the different types of radiation emergencies and how to handle decontamination
  • Explain how to respond to fire and weather alerts
  • Explain where to find key emergency equipment and information

Course Description

This course explores guidelines staff should follow when faced with an emergency event or potential disaster situation, including what to do when they are at work or at home when an emergency occurs.

Did You Know...

  • Incident reporting is frequently used as a general term for all voluntary patient safety event reporting systems, which rely on those involved in events to provide detailed information.
  • Compared with medical record review and direct observation, event reports capture only a fraction of events and may not reliably identify serious events.
  • Studies of electronic hospital event reporting systems generally show that medication errors and patient falls are among the most frequently reported events.

Course at a Glance

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time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Mass General Brigham

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