The home health care (HHC) setting is unique because it is both a household and a care-giving environment. As such, it may present a risk for adverse events that could affect the health and safety of clients and patients. Those new to the Home Care arena will learn about unsafe household conditions with potential implications for client and patient safety in the HHC setting.
Learning Objectives – 2 CEUs
Understand the unique setting(s) of home care services.
Discuss questions for your agency relative to policies and procedures pertaining to monitoring home environment risk and safety.
Recognize how training creates a safety-minded culture to help reduce any occurrences in the home.
Guide to Home Environment Monitoring as part of a Safety Culture – 21 pages
No Place Like Home – Advancing Safety: 2:59
No Place Like Home – Infographic
Home Safety Checklist – 9 pages
Rebuilding Together Checklist – 2 pages
Hazardous conditions identified in the households of HHC clients present a well-documented risk of injury/illness in the community setting. Training staff, the client and the client family members will ensure a safety-minded culture for everyone to prevent accidents.
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