Even the best health care environment poses occupational hazards that create a risk for personal injury. A top priority for every health care organization should be to create a safe and secure workplace. An unsafe work environment can lead to serious injuries or health problems that can take a significant toll on the health care providers who work there.
This video provides perioperative nurses with important information related to workplace safety.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the basic requirements for maintaining a safe workplace
- Explain their role in maintaining a safe work environment
- Identify the six top categories of safety and health hazards in the perioperative setting
- List at least three safe work practices used to reduce the risk of injury in each hazard category