Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management

by James T. Tweedy
     
 

Surpassing the standard set by the first edition, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition presents expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers all major issues in the field. It

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Surpassing the standard set by the first edition, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition presents expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers all major issues in the field. It presents information on physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psycho-social hazards in an organized format.

In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. He provides advice and guidance on management, hazard control, compliance, standards, and accreditation. Updates to the second edition include additional information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, new OSHA and Joint Commission requirements, and regulatory changes.

And if that weren't enough, the book supplies a blueprint for developing training and education programs, provides more than 25 appendices addressing healthcare-related safety topics and OSHA issues, and includes more than 30 safety checklists that cover a variety of hazards found in healthcare and long term care facilities. Not only will you use this reference on a daily basis, you may find yourself reaching for this book so often that it will not stay on your bookshelf.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574443066
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.80(d)

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE HAZARD CONTROL
Introduction
Healthcare Employment Growth
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
American Osteopathic Association
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program
Institute of Medicine
American Health Care Association
American Hospital Association
Association of Occupational Health Professionals
Service Employees International Union
ECRI
Summary
Review

HEALTHCARE SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Introduction to Safety Management
Management Efficiencies and Safety
Safety Leadership
Human Behaviors
Safety Cultures
Information Management
Risk Management
Quality Improvement
Employee Health
Worker's Compensation Program Management
Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse
Materials and Purchasing Management
Human Resource Management
Security Management
Summary
Review

HEALTHCARE HAZARD CONTROL
Introduction
Management Approach to Hazard Control
Understanding Hazards
Understanding Accidents
Hospital and Healthcare Hazard Categories
Personal Protective Equipment
Respirators
Promoting Safety
Safety Orientation, Training, and Education
Summary
Review

SAFETY REGULATION AND ACCREDITATION
Introduction
Federal Administrative Law
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Transportation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Institutes of Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Health Resources Services Administration
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Americans with Disabilities Act
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
Voluntary Consensus Organizations
Trade and Professional Organizations
Other Safety-Related Professional Organizations
State, County, and Municipal Health Agencies
Summary
Review

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Introduction
Defining Emergencies
Emergency Management and Planning
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Drills and Training
Plan Evaluation and Revision
Evacuation Planning
Community Involvement
Hazardous Material Emergencies
Weather and Natural Disasters
Other Emergency Situations
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Decontamination Activities (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
Introduction to Fire Safety Management
Life Safety Code
Healthcare Facility Fire Safety Management
Fire Prevention Activities
Interim Life Safety
Fire Confinement
Egress
Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 99 (Healthcare Facilities)
Electrical Equipment Installations
Flammable/Combustible Materials
Surgical Fires
Summary
Review Exercises

GENERAL AND PHYSICAL PLANT SAFETY
Introduction
Office Safety
Ergonomics
Slip and Fall Prevention
Plant Operations Safety
Tool Safety
Machinery Safety and Guarding
Compressed Air
Safety Signs and Color Schemes
Welding Safety
Electrical Safety
Painting Operations
Lockout/Tagout (29 CFR 1910.147)
Permit-Required Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1910.146)
OSHA Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95)
Utilities Management
Plumbing Operations and Safety
Boiler and Heating Systems
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Maintenance
Ventilation
Indoor Air Quality
Mold in the Workplace
Vehicle and Forklift Safety
OSHA Helicopter Standards (29 CFR 1910.183)
Landscape/Grounds Maintenance
Construction Safety (29 CFR 1926)
Summary
Review

MANAGING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Introduction
Hazardous Materials Exposure Risks
Emergency Shower and Eye Wash Stations (OSHA Requirements 29 CFR 1910.151)
Hazardous Materials Storage
OSHA Hazard Communication
Compressed Gas Safety
Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations
Other Hazardous Materials and Pesticides
Hazardous Drug Safety
Anesthetic and Other Gases
Waste Management
Responding to Hazardous Materials Spills and Releases
Summary
Review

BIOLOGICAL HAZARD CONTROL
Introduction
Infection Control Requirements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Standard Precautions
Bacteria and Viruses
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Disinfectants, Sterilants, and Antiseptics
Hepatitis and HIV
Revised OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
Tuberculosis
Biosafety Levels
Healthcare Opportunistic Infections
Biological Waste Management
DOT Infectious Substances Shipping Requirements
Special Infection Control Topics
Summary
Review Exercises

SAFETY IN PATIENT CARE AREAS
Introduction
Safety Cultures
Patient Safety
Bed Safety
Fall Prevention
P atient Restraints
Healthcare Workplace Violence
Long-Term-Care Combative Resident Behavior
Medication Safety
Infant Abduction Prevention
Nursing and Clinical Departmental Safety
Surgical and Operating Room Safety
Lasers
Patient and Resident Moving and Lifting
Summary
Review

SUPPORT DEPARTMENT SAFETY
Introduction
Environmental Services
Laundry Safety
Facility Security Management
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Non-Ionizing Radiation
Laboratory Safety
Central Sterile Supply
Pharmacy Safety
Medical Equipment Management
OSHA HAZWOPER Training for Support Personnel
Support Department Ergonomics
Summary
Review

Glossary
Appendices
Safety Checklists
Agency Listings
Alphabetical Listing
Website Quick Reference
Selected Disaster Resource Information
Bibliography
Index

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