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Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)180
Published27 March 2019
Updated27 March 2019
Reviewed25 October 2020

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 United 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
4.5
Total Rating(s)180
Published27 March 2019
Updated27 March 2019
Reviewed25 October 2020
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
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Learner Reviews

4.5

180 Total Rating(s)

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Margaret Cole
16 Jun 2019

This has been helpful on a topic we all need to be educated on.

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Patricia Oliver
15 Jun 2019

Very basic

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Rangi Geerkins
11 Jun 2019

very good

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Jose Rancudo
08 Jun 2019

Workplace health and safety is very important in our field of work. We benefit from it by following our manual handling technique at all times.

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Caiqin Mao
07 Jun 2019

Good resource about workplace safety, especially suitable for health workers.

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Helen Kelloway
31 May 2019

Relevant to my practice of nursing

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Rebecca Seymour
31 May 2019

Good basic knowledge and understanding of topic...

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Julie clutterbuck
31 May 2019

It was helpful.

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Joanna margaret perry
31 May 2019

Very well presented,facts clearly presented and a great reminder of how very important this area is.

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Margaret Muir
30 May 2019

Occupational Health and Safety