Be Sure... Be Safe
This DVD contains 3 video segments that illustrate the hazards of working alone in the community with aggressive and potentially violent patients, patient handling activities, and needle use.
This DVD contains 3 video segments that illustrate the hazards of working alone in the community with aggressive and potentially violent patients, patient handling activities, and needle use. Each video segment portrays situations care workers might encounter on the job. The videos also review what workers need to do in response to these hazards in order to stay safe.
Although the videos were filmed in specific work environments, the information presented is applicable to other healthcare and social service settings.
A video discussion guide is included with each DVD, containing strategies and support materials designed to help viewers learn more about the hazards and risks of injury presented in the DVD and what workers can do to protect themselves. This guide has a section for each video that includes statistics, suggested discussion points, and resources specific to the hazard.
Leave when it's unsafe: Many healthcare workers work alone in the community. Learn from this video what to do if you feel threatened or unsafe.
Assess every time: A patient's physical and cognitive abilities can change at any time. This video reviews a quick assessment you should complete prior to moving your patient.
Stuck by a needle: Needlestick injuries are the number one cause of high risk exposures to blood and body fluids for healthcare workers. This video shows you what to do if you are stuck by a needle.