Online resource helps prevent healthcare injuries
As a way to prevent life-threating injuries to staff and residents/patients, the non-profit noinjuries.com initiative has made available a free "Facility Support Kit" containing tools and tips.
Developed by Handicare North America, the kit includes assessment guides that can be used to develop a facility-wide safety program.
The kit is one of several resources offered through the initiative, according to a press release announcing the kit's online availability. Other tools, tips and educational materials also are available, with a focus on six major hazard areas: resident/patient handling, sharps and sticks, infections, slips and falls, workplace violence and resident/patient safety.