Ideas for a hazard course
Sep 12, 2011
I'm building a course for the nurses and doctors in our hospital. The purpose is to train them to identify and manage hazards with medical equipment.
The thing is that if the nurses and doctors do what they always have been doing, under the same surcomstances - probably nothing hapens. But I want them to react when something new comes along. A few examples:
- A very heavy patient (The risk could be that the bed can't handle the weight)
- They need to borrow an infusion pump from another department. (The risk is that although the make and model can be the same, the default settings can be different)
- The department has to move to another area of the hospital (The risk could be that they don't have emergency electrical power in the new place)
I think that ability to identify the hazard relates a lot to if they have been exposed to, or heard of a similar situation before? How did it went? Can any conclutions be driven from that to adopt to this new situation?
I am out of ideas how to design the course. All your ideas are very welcome!