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					Community Wide Orientation




          Reviewed December 2012
7 Environment of Care (EOC)
PLANS……Joint Commission

The hospital provides a safe, accessible,
effective, and efficient environment consistent with
its mission, services, law, and regulation.

EC 1.10         Safety Management
EC 2.10         Security Management
EC 3.10         Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
EC 4.10         Emergency Management
EC 5.10         Fire Safety Management
EC 6.10         Medical Equipment Management
EC 7.10         Utilities Management
CODE BLUE


      Cardiac Arrest
CODE RED


           Fire or Visible Smoke
CODE STRONG



Violence or
Potential Violence
DISASTER….INTERNAL or
EXTERNAL
•HCA: CODE D
•TENET: CODE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL TRIAGE
•UMC: HICS
•WBAMC: CODE TRIAGE
BOMB THREAT


•HCA: CODE 99
•TENET: CODE ORANGE
•UMC: CODE ORANGE
•WBAMC: CODE TRIAGE
INFANT ABDUCTION

•HCA: BABY DOCTOR
•TENET: CODE ALERT
•UMC: CODE PINK
•WBAMC: CODE PINK
HAZARDOUS WASTES

 Knowledge of the proper
 procedures in the special
 handling, use, storage, and
 disposal of hazardous materials
 and wastes.
JOINT COMMISSION
REGULATIONS

o Hazardous Energy Sources
  n Ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, lasers,
    microwave, ultrasound
o Joint Commission considers infectious
  wastes falling into this category of
  materials (Hazardous Waste)
o Federal regulations do not define
  infectious or medical waste as
  hazardous waste
TYPES OF HAZARDOUS
MATERIALS
o   INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES
    n   Some infectious substances (such as some viruses)
        can be transmitted by blood and other body fluids,
        equipment, containers, paper goods, glassware,
        linens and by people.

o   RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
    n   These require special handling techniques to prevent exposure
        to personnel and visitors.

o   FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS AND GASES
    n   For example, chemicals, such as ether or alcohol, can burn or
        explode.

o   TOXIC CHEMICALS
    n   A person may be exposed over a long period of time before
        effects are noticed.
JOINT COMMISSION
REGULATIONS

o Hazardous materials and waste:
  n Handling, use, and storage are guided or defined
    by local, state, or federal regulation
  n Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
    Regulations for Bloodborne Pathogens regarding
    the disposal of blood and blood-soaked items;
  n Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulations for
    the handling and disposal of radioactive waste
  n Other, hazardous vapors (e.g., gluteraldehyde,
    ethylene oxide, nitrous oxide), and hazardous
    energy sources (for example, ionizing or non-
    ionizing radiation, lasers, microwave, ultrasound).
ROUTES OF ENTRY
o Inhalation- you breath it; most
  common
o Ingestion- you eat it
o Absorption- soaks through skin
o Injection- puncture wound
REMEMBER……
o Many hazmats are odorless,
  colorless and tasteless
o You may be exposed before you
  know it
o Approach safely
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA
SHEETS (MSDS)
o Product’s chemical and trade name
o Manufacturer’s name, address, and
  emergency number
o List of hazardous ingredients
o Specifications of the product’s physical
  and chemical characteristics
o Data on fire and explosion
  characteristics
MSDS Sheets
o Health hazard information, such as
  routes of entry, effects of exposure,
  and signs and symptoms of exposure
o Emergency and first aid instructions
o Protective equipment and ventilation
  requirements
o Other precautions for safe handling
  and use, such as disposal of wastes,
  storage, and spillage recommendations
YOUR ATTITUDE --- AND
ACTIONS --- COUNT!
You must want to do your job safely and you
must understand and use safe practices and
methods.
That’s what being part of an effective safety
team is all about!
KNOW THE POTENTIAL
HAZARDS
• In each area of
  the facility where
  you work:
  •   Observe signs
  •   take precautions
      when entering an
      area identified as
      hazardous
  •   Know what’s
      inside a container
      before you handle
      it!
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE
EQUIPMENT (PPE)
o   Gloves
o   Goggles
o   Masks
o   Respirator
o   Gowns
o   Aprons
o   Footwear
o   Good hygiene
IN CASE OF SMALL SPILLS

             o   Act Quickly
             o   Contain the spill
             o   Wear PPE
             o   Notify proper
                 personnel
BE SURE TO WASH YOUR
HANDS
oBefore entering or leaving the work area
oBefore and after contact with a patient
oAfter handling items such as bedpans,
dressings, etc.
oAfter removing gloves
oAfter using the toilet, blowing your nose or
covering a sneeze
oBefore eating, drinking or handling food or
smoking
PREVENT INJURIES FROM
SHARPS
o   Let falling objects fall
o   Practice safe handling techniques
o   Don’t reach into containers
o   Dispose of sharps carefully
IMPORTANT TIPS
o Take training
  seriously
o Avoid taking
  shortcuts
o Report unsafe
  conditions
o Know emergency
  procedures

				
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