Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel

Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel

An Organizational Guide to Achieving Results

Book - 2015
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Nursing personnel play an integral role in healthcare and medical delivery organizations. Nurses not only work to keep patients safe, but must also contend with a number of safety and health risks. Illustrating the occupational risks nurses face, Healthcare Safety for Nursing Personnel: An Organizational Guide to Achieving Results addresses healthcare safety as related to nursing personnel risks, hazards, and responsibilities in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

The book begins with an introduction to nursing safety that supplies a fundamental understanding of patient, nursing, and facility safety. Next, it delves into the range of safety issues that nurses must contend with. Topics covered include administrative area safety, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, infection control and prevention, emergency management, fire safety, and radiation hazards.

Examining the concepts and principles of patient safety as related to organizational dynamics, culture, system methods, and key patient safety initiatives, the book supplies essential knowledge of healthcare safety risks, challenges, and controls. It includes information on leadership, management, communication skills, and understanding accidents.

The book includes helpful resources in the appendices, such as a nurse safety perception survey, an accident causal factor chart, sample ergonomics symptoms report, sample TB exposure control plan, and a model respirator plan for small organizations. Complete with review exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal for certification training in nursing programs and as a reference for developing nursing in-service safety sessions.

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Nurses are on the front line when it comes to providing health care to sick and injured patients. This puts them at a particular risk for serious workplace health and safety issues. This book is designed to teach students seeking certification training in nursing programs about potential safety concerns in the nursing field and how to address them. In the first section the author advises the reader on basic principles that can improve patient, nursing, and facility safety. He then considers specific issues, like administrative area safety, blood-borne pathogens and workplace violence, that can arise in the nursing practice. Also included are additional resources like a nurse safety perception survey and review exercises that make the book an ideal reference for students. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boca Raton :, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781482230277
Characteristics: xxiii, 341 pages ; 27 cm


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