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Safety in Hospitals. A Computer – Based Learning Program for Students. This program covers safety information related to…. Fire Safety Electrical Safety Life Safety & Environmental Safety Personal Safety / Security.

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Safety in hospitals

Safety in Hospitals

A Computer – Based Learning

Program for Students


This program covers safety information related to
This program covers safety information related to…

  • Fire Safety

  • Electrical Safety

  • Life Safety & Environmental Safety

  • Personal Safety / Security



What to do in case of a fire
What to Do in Case of a Fire of a fire emergency.

  • Remember the acronym RACE

    • Rescue anyone in the immediate area of the fire

    • Activate the alarm by calling the hospital operator and pull the fire alarm pull stations

    • Contain the fire- close doors and windows in the immediate fire area

    • Extinguish the fire with the proper fire extinguisher


Buildings are designed with fire safety in mind
Buildings are designed with fire safety in mind. of a fire emergency.

  • Fire/Smoke walls help contain smoke into compartments.

  • Fire Doors shut automatically when smoke alarms are activated and also help to contain fire.

  • Corridors are designed to give a safe way to exit the building.


Every hospital has a code name for a fire emergency
Every hospital has a code name for a fire emergency. of a fire emergency.

  • The appropriate hospital code word should be used when reporting a fire.

  • Fire drills are performed periodically to test all the systems involved in the fire safety program.

  • It is important to be familiar with all the emergency codes for each hospital.


Fire safety equipment
Fire Safety Equipment of a fire emergency.

  • Fire alarm pull stations near exits and stairwells.

  • When a fire alarm pull station is activated…

    -the fire alarm will sound

    -Fire doors will close

    -strobe lights are activated

    -Elevators move to the ground floor and are disabled.

  • You should be familiar with the location and operation of fire extinguishers!! (click for more information)


Equipment electrical safety
Equipment & Electrical Safety of a fire emergency.

  • All hospital equipment is maintained by the hospital’s maintenance department.

  • To avoid patient harm, suspected problems with equipment should always be reported.

  • All household appliances/equipment should be visually inspected for any damaged cords or parts.


Equipment electrical safety1
Equipment & Electrical Safety of a fire emergency.

  • Power cords can be hazardous. These should be inspected for exposed wire or damaged plugs. Power cords should always be unplugged by pulling on the plug, NOT by pulling on the cord.

  • In the event of a power outage, hospitals operate on emergency generators. Some hospital areas will have normal power function, while others may have limited power in emergency receptacles.

  • You should know where the emergency receptacles are in your assigned areas.


Hazardous material
Hazardous Material of a fire emergency.

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Hazard Communication Standard which provides all employees access to information regarding hazardous chemicals.

  • Hospitals are required to provide staff with information regarding hazardous chemicals used within the facility and instructions for handling, disposal and clean-up of these chemicals.



Life safety environmental safety
Life Safety / Environmental Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) kept in every department.

  • Hospitals are challenged with maintaining a safe building and environment.

  • Alarms on medical equipment are there for a reason. They should never be silenced or adjusted by nonlicensed personnel.

  • Hallways should be free of clutter and equipment.

  • Hospitals are constantly growing and changing. Hazardous construction areas are clearly marked and signage should be followed and respected at all times. Stay clear of construction areas!


Personal safety security
Personal Safety / Security Data Sheets (MSDS) kept in every department.

  • Everyone has a role in keeping the hospital a safe place.

  • Hospital security staff has the responsibility to protect staff, patients, visitors & property.

  • It is important to report any suspicious activity or perceived threats.


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Personal Safety / Security Data Sheets (MSDS) kept in every department.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

  • Walk with a group when traveling to and from the hospital.

  • Keep valuables out of sight and limit the amount of cash you carry.

  • The use of Identification badges are essential in promoting hospital security. Nametags and school badges must be worn at all times.

  • Anyone not wearing a badge should be treated like a visitor.


Maintaining Hospital Safety is a shared responsibility between all healthcare workers, staff, students & volunteers.

Think safety first!


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