HCA 1001: Safe Work Practices

In this course, students will learn about what is involved in providing a safe environment for clients, staff and visitors. Creating a safe working environment involves learning to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.  In order to do this, the general roles and responsibilities of the health care aide within the team framework is explored.  The importance of the client’s care plan,agency policy and procedures are discussed.  Creating a safe environment includes being familiar with and practicing the current standards in infection prevention and control.  In addition, learning to use chemicals in a safe manner and practicing the principles of slips, trips and falls prevention will ensure that the environment is hazard free.