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Online resource helps prevent healthcare injuries

July 29, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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As a way to prevent life-threating injuries to staff and residents/patients, the non-profit initiative has made available a free "Facility Support Kit" containing tools and tips.

Developed by Handicare North America, the kit includes assessment guides that can be used to develop a facility-wide safety program.

The kit is one of several resources offered through the initiative, according to a press release announcing the kit's online availability. Other tools, tips and educational materials also are available, with a focus on six major hazard areas: resident/patient handling, sharps and sticks, infections, slips and falls, workplace violence and resident/patient safety.