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4.6 Safety Systems

Understanding the procedures and protocols necessary to ensure a safe, secure, and healthy work environment.

Critical Work Functions

    4.6.1 Understand and implement patient safety practices that promote quality health outcomes, patient security, and health information security.
      4.6.2 Understand and follow established safety, security, and environmental practices.
        4.6.3 Comply with safety procedures that help prevent and mitigate errors.
          4.6.4 Comply with procedures to ensure safe use of equipment.
            4.6.5 Comply with local, state, federal, and organizational health, safety, security, and environmental policies and regulations.
              4.6.6 Follow emergency procedures and protocols.
                4.6.7 Practice appropriate waste disposal.
                  4.6.8 Demonstrate procedures and protocols necessary to provide patient safety.
                  • Biohazard waste procedures
                  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Standard Precautions
                  • Disease prevention
                  • Infection control
                  • Material safety data sheets
                  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Standards
                  • Safety signs, symbols, and labels
                  • Universal precautions
                  • Emergency Response and Preparedness