The non-profit NoInjuries.com initiative is offering a free support kit to help prevent healthcare injuries to both caregivers and patients. The kit, which contains useful tools and tips for implementing and sustaining a facility-wide healthcare injuries prevention program.
"Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers," said Hans Sigvardsson, president of Handicare US. "Safety must be a priority on all fronts."
Developed by Handicare US, "...the NoInjuries.com initiative was launched to help stem the growing number of healthcare injuries — the vast majority of which are preventable," he said. "Our goal is to make 'no injuries' a reality for patients, caregivers, and others."
The NoInjuries.com "Facility Support Kit" includes handy assessment guides for conducting a facility self-assessment, helpful hints on organizing a team, changing the workplace culture, an early patient mobility guide — and ongoing updates.
The kit is one element of the NoInjuries.com initiative, Sigvardsson noted. NoInjuries.com features up-to-date news, educational materials, easy-to-implement tips, and tools and resources to use throughout the workplace. Six critical hazard areas are spotlighted: Patient Handling; Sharps & Sticks; Infections; Slips & Falls; Workplace Violence; and Patient Safety.
Download the NoInjuries.com "Facility Support Kit" kit here. For more information about the NoInjuries.com initiative on preventing healthcare injuries, visit the NoInjuries.com website at http://www.NoInjuries.com.