IMPORTANT NOTICE

WorkPro is hosted within the Microsoft Azure data centre in Victoria. From time to time, underlying problems in the Azure infrastructure can have an impact on the WorkPro system. Azure is reporting to WorkPro that there is an intermittent issue with the underlying database that serves WorkPro. They are currently working with the WorkPro Platform Team to resolve the issue.

Nursing worker safety

Nursing worker safety

This module provides a broad overview of OHS safety in nursing, including a definition of the most common risks and hazards in nursing and how to prevent these risks injuring someone. The module covers:

  • The most common hazards and risks in nursing work
  • What the individual can do to prevent these risks from injuring them or someone else, as well as how to prevent illness
  • Broader safe work principles

The module topics include:

  • Manual handling, including:
    • Some of the most common handling risks
    • Explanation of minimal or “no lift policy”
    • Safe lifting techniques
  • Infection control, including:
    • Use of gloves and hand washing
    • Cleaning blood and bodily fluids
    • Appropriate response to exposure
  • Sharps
  • Hazardous substances and the MSDS
  • Identifying and preventing occupational violence and an occupational violence plan
  • Fire and emergency response procedure
  • Workplace stress, including a definition, common causes, how to identify and manage workplace stress and some helpful tips