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OSHA Fire Safety for Healthcare Personnel (Online CE Course)

(based on 947 customer ratings)

Authors: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP) MA Ed
Reviewer: Judi Bennett, BSM, MT

This course covers the basics of fire safety in the healthcare setting. Learn about classes of fire and key acronyms such as PASS and RACE. Fire prevention, drills, and firefighting techniques are all addressed. Appropriate for annual compliance training and for students prior to clinical rotations.

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  • Describe the three common classes of fire.
  • Explain how to guard against fires in the workplace.
  • Describe correct procedure for handling a fire emergency.

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Course Outline

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  • About Fires
      • Introduction
      • Be Alert and Knowledgeable
      • Which of these components are necessary for fire to occur?
  • Fire Classifications
  • Fire Safety
      • Fire Safety Responsibility
      • Situations That May Create or Contribute to a Fire
      • Drag and drop each of the following examples into the category that it represents.
  • Fire Prevention - Minimizing Risk
  • Responding to Fires
      • Remain Calm
      • Decision to Fight or Evacuate
      • Which of the following must be TRUE before deciding to fight a fire? (Choose all that apply.)
      • PASS
      • Place the following actions in the correct order when operating a fire extinguisher.
      • RACE
  • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic

Intended Audience: All healthcare personnel
Author Information: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed has over 45 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For 20 years she was a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. Terry Jo headed her own consulting firm, Safety Lady, LLC, for 27 years. In that capacity, she lectured and consulted worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs in clinical laboratories.
Reviewer information: Judi Bennett, BSM, MT is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc., located in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  During her 25 year career as a medical technologist, she was a member of the management team and has also served as a Point-of-Care coordinator, microbiology supervisor, and generalist. Judi has been a speaker at various LIS, AMT, and CLMA conferences and has been published in CLMA magazine.

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Fire alarm.

Using a fire extinguisher: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.

Over stuffed filecabinet, a fire hazard.

Flammable cabinet 400x