07/12/2012

New educational resource on healthcare worker, patient safety

A new Publication contends that high rates of injuries and illnesses among
health care workers serve as a warning that the health care environment as a
whole must be transformed in order to improve safety. The monograph highlights
examples of health care organization practices that address patient and worker
safety simultaneously and the benefits and potential cost savings attained
through collaboration between employee and patient safety departments. The
monograph also identifies functional management systems and processes,
strategies and tools that have been used to successfully integrate health and
safety activities.

The purpose of this resource is to raise awareness and educate health care
managers, employers and employees on the need for a healthcare culture focused
on the safety of both patients and the workers who care for them.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration