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Hospital Safety Education


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  • 1. Emergency Management System
  • 2. • • • • • • • • CODE BLUE - Medical Emergency – Cardiac / Respiratory Arrest CODE RED - Fire CODE GREY - Severe Weather CODE BLACK - Bomb /Bomb Threat CODE PINK - Infant/Child Abduction CODE YELLOW - Disaster – Mass Casualty CODE WHITE - Security Alert – Violence / Hostage CODE ORANGE - Hazardous Materials Spill • ***Healthcare personnel frequently respond to emergency situations or events in their facilities. • Standardized codes make responses faster no matter the location.
  • 3. • • • • • • FIRE SAFETY (CODE RED) Your response to a CODE RED should be: R – Rescue patients immediately from the fire or smoke area A – Pull the ALARM station and give the location over the radio C – Contain the smoke or fire by closing all doors to rooms and corridors E – Extinguish the fire (when safe to do so) or Evacuate
  • 4. • • • • • Proper use of a Fire Extinguisher is: P – Pull the pin A – Aim at the base of the fire S – Squeeze the handle S – Sweep from side to side
  • 5. • Communicate with co-workers during a fire or fire drill. • Always participate in Fire Drills in your department. • Know the location of exits, pull stations and fire extinguishers. • Keep the hallways clear of equipment and clutter.
  • 6. • Staff should: Always wear your NAME BADGE visible above the waist • Secure your personal valuables and keys • Never disclose access codes to unauthorized persons • Report suspicious persons/behaviors to Security and/or Facilities • Use the in-house radios or call 966-7232 for SFMC Security
  • 7. • Employee Right to Know – You have the right to know what hazardous chemicals are in your work area and how to protect yourself against them • SDS – Safety Data Sheets (number is located on the telephone) • Call 800-451-8346 any time to access the SDS Hotline provided by 3E Company • Employees should clean up small spills and report large spills to their manager and Facilities.
  • 8. Back Injury as the #1 workplace safety problem. • OSHA cites • Back Injuries are: – Painful – Long term /lifetime disability – Expensive to diagnose and treat • Back Injuries are the Result of: – – – – – – – Poor posture Poor conditioning Tension and Stress Aging and Disease Impact Trauma Repetitive Trauma Incorrect Lifting • Report all injuries on an EMPLOYEE ACCIDENT OR EXPOSURE REPORT.