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Debra Collins
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Safe and Healthy Home Environment

This inservice is designed for home health aides and CNA's and provides guidelines on assessing client homes for safety and sanitation hazards. Interventions are given to assist clients to improve and maintain homes free of sanitation, fire, break-in, and accident hazards. Information is provided on assisting clients with emergency preparedness and safe self-administration of medications.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List seven potential problems that may be encountered in the client home environment.
  2. Describe procedures for reporting unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the client home environment.
  3. Explain how to assess for adequate home maintenance.
  4. List eight things to check during a home sanitation assessment.
  5. Outline safety procedures for protection against home fire hazards.
  6. List six interventions to prevent accidents in the home.
  7. Explain procedures to assist clients in emergency preparedness.
  8. Describe how to assist clients in improving and maintaining home security.
  9. Outline interventions to assist clients to take medications safely.

Curriculum

Part 1: Assessing the Home Environment

Hazard Assessment
Causes of Home Problems
Areas of Concern
Reporting Concerns

Part 2: Building Maintenance

Home Conditions to Assess and Report
Air and Water Temperature

Part 3: Sanitation

Sanitation Assessment
Interventions for Home Sanitation

Part 4: Fire Hazards

Fire Escape Plan
Fire Safety Assessment
Smoking Safety
Safe Use of Oxygen

Part 5: Accident Hazards

Kitchen Safety
Food Preparation
Poisoning and Overdose Prevention
Preventing Falls

Part 6: Emergency Preparedness

Ability to Summon Help
Emergency Preparedness Recommendations

Part 7: Outside Threats

Security Assessment
Home Security Measures

Part 8: Medication Administration

Assessing Ability to Self-Medicate
Assisting with Medication Safety

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 10.00
Contact Hours: 1



Accreditation

Upon successful completion the Home Health Aid or Nurse Assistant will receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.0 inservice contact hour(s).
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