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Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)142
Published27 March 2019
Updated27 March 2019
Reviewed26 October 2019

Course Overview

This module outlines the principles of workplace health and safety, with a focus on:

Topics

  • Importance of workplace culture
  • Identification and assessment of risk
  • Avoiding hazards
  • Safe use of equipment and ergonomics
  • Manual handling
  • Self-care
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Australian laws and legislation

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify steps involved in managing workplace health and safety.
  • Describe and identify hazardous manual tasks.
  • Assess the risk of manual tasks.
  • Locate State/Territory workplace health and safety acts and regulations.

Target Audience

All staff who work in healthcare.

Validation of learning:

  • A written anecdote of your personal intervention in an unsafe work practice.
  • Reviewing the instruction manuals that relate to equipment used in your workplace.
  • A copy of relevant local State or Territory legislation.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

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Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith

Dr Sally de-Vitry Smith is currently the National Program Manager of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This program targets indigenous mothers and is part of the Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy. Sally has worked as the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor for the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, research midwife, Midwifery Course Coordinator and academic. She has worked in Cambodia as a Senior Midwifery Advisor, in high risk maternal foetal medicine in the Unites States and volunteered as a clinical midwife in Vanuatu. Sally has spoken at national and international conferences, written articles, book chapters and recently had her first book published. Sally’s interests include self-care for health professionals, epigenetics and the impact of early childhood adverse events on the life course.

Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)142
Published27 March 2019
Updated27 March 2019
Reviewed26 October 2019
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

142 Total Rating(s)

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Megan McCawley
23 May 2019

Comprehensive course

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Thi Thanh Nhan Nguyen
22 May 2019

Good

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Michele shanahan
21 May 2019

A good refresher

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Karla Smith
21 May 2019

i learned some new things to look out for for the future. the sound effects were weird and confusing.

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Suzette Kirk
21 May 2019

Very informative and good at reminding me of the importance of a safe work environment.

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Martha Kenrick
18 May 2019

Generally quite clear, a couple more slides with the information displayed visually could've been helpful (Particularly in the last couple of chapters). Quizzes were quite regular, which helped engagement. One of the chapters on Equipment did not have a quiz, but might've benefitted from one.

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Jill Noseda
18 May 2019

This was very informative

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rochelle mcbryde
18 May 2019

A very good review with a lot of information on the various risks. The legislation and legalities that we can see observed too often

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Paul Merton
17 May 2019

great resource

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Greg Holdsworth
17 May 2019

This was a well presented vla. I was to easily digest the knowledge and put it into work.