Washington State Safety Training
Objectives: Identify ways to take care of yourself and keep yourself safe when working in and around the client’s home. Discuss strategies and tactics for preventing falls in older adults. Define infection control and explain its importance. Identify common bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases. Demonstrate appropriate practices for controlling infection when it occurs. Demonstrate emergency preparedness, including handling of emergencies and use of emergency services. Apply standard fire safety tips in a fire emergency. Effectively observe and report changes in the older adult’s condition.
Description: This class meets the 3-hour safety training required for long-term care (LTC) workers in Washington state. It covers workplace safety, safety precautions and falls prevention, infection control measures, emergency procedures and fire safety, and observing and reporting changes in a client's condition. This class is the second component of 's approved Washington State Orientation and Safety (ORSA) online training program. To meet the entire 5-hour ORSA requirement, caregivers must also complete 's 2-hour Washington State Orientation Training.