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Flashcards in Personal Safety Deck (16):
1

What are the 3 areas of risk to personal safety?

Infection, assault and personal injury

2

How do you assess risk?

Name the risk, how likely is it, how serious is the outcome, multiply

3

What are the 5 components of risk assessment?

Identify, avoid, analyse, evaluate, treat

4

How can a risk be treated?

Avoid, reduce, transfer to someone else, retain & manage

5

What are the 3 types of assault?

Verbal violence, physical violence, bullying

6

What are common causes of aggression?

Long waits, bad news, no control/options, dashed expectations, personality/psychiatric disorders, drug/alcohol use

7

What are the signs of aggression?

- Voice low/slow or loud/abusive
- Loss of eye contact
- Frowning, red face/eyes
- Physical stance - too close, chest/arms out

8

What action should be taken in the event of aggression?

Call supervisor, code black or police, notification/incident report

9

When should the police be called?

- Assault/threat of assault
- Destructive behaviour
- Person armed
- Won't quit down after 2-3 requests

10

How can you treat assault as a physio?

- Avoid
- Come back later
- Do a different procedure
- Different place (don't go to the person's home)

11

How can you reduce the risk of assault?

- Plan environments
- Manage waiting times
- Get trained in managing aggression
- Manage treatment well

12

How can you retain and manage the risk of assault?

- Work in twos
- Stay calm, allow person to talk
- Position - back to door, stand slightly side on
- Body language
- Offer snack/drink
- Too dangerous: get out

13

One in three injuries to staff is caused by -?

Manual handling

14

What do manual handling incidents include?

Pulling, pushing, lifting, holding, restraining or catching a falling patient

15

How are manual handling risks treated?

- No lift policies
- Identify hazards, assess risks
- Get patients to use skills and mobility
- Use equipment/planning

16

How are manual handling risks retained and managed?

- Change postures often
- Assess layout of workplace
- Check weight of objects
- Improve object locations
- Decrease duration/frequency of physical tasks