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Nurse Safety Training

On a daily basis, nurses are the front line of defense against illness, disease, and serious injury. They help doctors to evaluate and treat all kinds of medical problems that people face everyday. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Nurses.

OSHA Required Training

Bloodborne Pathogens OSHA Regulation: 1910.1030(g)(2)

When OSHA Requires Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

Required for employees that may be occupationally exposed to blood or potentially infectious materials. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Bloodborne Pathogens Training Resources (free):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness Powerpoint

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos (paid):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments by Atlantic Training

HazCom / GHS OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires HazCom / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):

  • HazCom / GHS Powerpoint

  • HazCom / GHS Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

HazCom / GHS Training Videos (paid):

  • HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training

  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

Emergency Evacuation OSHA Regulation: 1910.38(e)

When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:

If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):

  • Emergency Evacuation Powerpoint

  • Emergency Evacuation Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Emergency Evacuation Training Videos (paid):

  • Evacuation Procedures by Atlantic Training

  • Emergency Evacuation by Digital 2000

  • Emergency Planning by Atlantic Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Workplace Violence

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Workplace Violence Training Resources (free):

  • Workplace Violence Powerpoint

  • Workplace Violence Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Workplace Violence Training Videos (paid):

  • Workplace Violence by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Matters: Active Shooter Preparedness by Coastal Training

  • Workplace Violence First Line of Defense by Coastal Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training Source

Safety Showers & Eye Wash

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Safety Showers & Eye Wash Training Resources (free):

  • Safety Showers & Eye Wash Powerpoint

  • Safety Showers & Eye Wash Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Safety Showers & Eye Wash Training Videos (paid):

  • Safety-Showers-&-Eye-Washes-Training-DVD

    Safety Showers & Eye Washes by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Showers and Eye Washes Safety by Convergence

  • Eye Wash Safety Training

    Safety Showers & Eye Washes in the Laboratory by Atlantic Training

Elder Care

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Elder Care Training Resources (free):

  • Elder Care Powerpoint

  • Elder Abuse Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Elder Care Training Videos (paid):

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Show You Care by Coastal Training / DuPont

  • Combative Residents Mirror Their Reality by Coastal Training / DuPont

  • Dementia Alzheimers Caregiving Through The Looking Glass by Coastal Training / DuPont

Hand Hygiene

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand Hygiene Training Resources (free):

  • Hand Hygiene Powerpoint

  • Hand Hygiene Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand Hygiene Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand Hygiene The Best Medicine by Coastal Training

  • Hand Hygiene For Hands That Care by Coastal Training

  • Handwashing Avoiding Germs And Viruses At Work by Coastal Training

HIPAA

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable HIPAA Training Resources (free):

  • HIPAA Powerpoint

  • HIPAA Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

HIPAA Training Videos (paid):

  • HIPAA Rules And Compliance by Atlantic Training

  • HIPAA Rules & Compliance by Coastal Training / DuPont

  • HIPAA by Atlantic Training

Patient Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Patient Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Patient Safety Powerpoint

  • Patient Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Patient Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Patient Safety: A Critical Issue by Envision Inc

  • Patient Safety Light The Way by Coastal Training / DuPont

  • Patient Safety Coaching and Teamwork by Coastal Training / DuPont

Child Care

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Child Care Training Resources (free):

  • Child Care Powerpoint

  • Child Care Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Child Care Training Videos (paid):

  • Child Care Safety Basics - In-Home Providers by Atlantic Training

  • Child Care Safety Basics - Facility Providers by Atlantic Training

  • Recognizing Child Abuse Physical Abuse by Coastal Training

CPR & AED

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable CPR & AED Training Resources (free):

  • CPR & AED Powerpoint

  • CPR & AED Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

CPR & AED Training Videos (paid):

  • CPR 2000 by Atlantic Training

  • CPR And AED: The Chain Of Survival by Coastal Training

  • Adult Child and Infant CPR and AED by Atlantic Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

3.928% Annual Injury Rate

Nurse Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Nursing can be a draining job emotionally. Dealing with sick and dying patients day in and day out can have a huge affect on your attitude. Consider simple things outside of work like calming walks or massages to help you relax, and for more serious issues, seek counseling to get support you need to do the best job possible.

On a daily basis, nurses are the front line of defense against illness, disease, and serious injury. They help doctors to evaluate and treat all kinds of medical problems that people face everyday. Their constant exposure to airborne pathogens, bio waste, bio hazardous materials, puts them at great risk for contracting a variety of disease and illness themselves. Compounding this issue is the incredible fast pace they are expected to maintain at all times to keep up with demand. Many nurses are facing life and death situations throughout their long shifts, which can also lead to sever psychological distress. Being in a workplace that is build to handle the hazards of life means being extra prepared for emergencies and maintaining caution at all times. Here are just a few basic safety tips all nurses should remind themselves of everyday to make sure that they are taking the steps necessary to keep themselves safe.

Basic Safety

  • Learn all hospital procedures in the event of an emergency. Practice drills and know exactly what to do in the event of fire or catastrophe. Patients will be looking to you for help in evacuating the building.
  • Keep all walkways as clear as possible to prevent tripping.
  • Make sure emergency exits are clear.
  • Communicate with your co-workers; make sure they are aware of any issues or difficulties you are facing.
  • Learn how to properly use fire extinguishers, and know where they are located at all times.
  • Use proper lifting techniques. Never lift a heavy object you think you might not be able to handle. Never lift with your back.

Limit Your Exposure to Disease and Illness

  • Always follow the basic guidelines that dictate dealing with bio hazardous waste and chemicals.
  • Put bio waste, sharps, and any other potentially hazardous chemicals in properly labeled receptacles.
  • Wear a mask when dealing with ill patients to limit the spread of germs and airborne disease.
  • Keep all equipment clean and sanitized to protect yourself from harmful bacteria.
  • Stay in shape and be properly rested before shifts. This will help you to keep your immune system strong.

X-ray safety

  • Never operate an x-ray machine unless you have received extensive training, these machines emit powerful radiation that can be dangerous if not used properly.
  • If you need to take an x-ray of a patient to check for broken bones, make sure to wear the proper gear, usually a lead vest. Stand away from the machine, preferably behind a wall with protective measures.

Be aware

  • Some patients may be volatile or even violent. Learn the signs of aggressive behavior and know how to immediately contact help in the event that someone becomes aggressive with you.
  • Don’t approach a dangerous situation alone. In the event of a violent outburst, call for back up to get help restraining someone.

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