Release Date: Jul 15, 2016
Valid Through: Jul 15, 2018. This course will be updated or expired on this date
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
CEUs: See Continuing Education section
Media: Internet. Available 24/7 365 Online. See requirements below
Broaden your knowledge of hazardous materials to enable you to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and handle hazards in order to take appropriate protective measures.
Commonly referred to as: Chemical Hazards in the Healthcare Environment
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines hazardous materials (HazMat) as goods that are potentially harmful to health or to the environment.
”A substance will present the same hazard in all situations due to its innate chemical or physical properties and its actions on cells and tissues. Differences may exist in the risk posed by a substance depending on how the substance is contained or handled, personal protective measures used, and other conditions that result in or limit exposure.” OSHA
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) ensures safety in the workplace by providing clear, understandable information about the identities and hazards of chemicals found in the workplace.
HIPAA Exams, Inc. requires that the faculty participating in any activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this activity. HIPAA Exams, Inc. also requires participating faculty to disclose when unapproved/unlabeled uses of a product are discussed in a activity.
This activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products.
The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial support. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
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