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General Safety Concerns for Workers in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) can have many hazards. If safeguards are not put in place, these hazards can lead to:

  • Injury
  • Lawsuits
  • Poor regulatory reviews

On the other hand, staff commitment to safety policies and procedures can help:

  • Minimize hazards
  • Maximize safety

This course will teach you:

  • How to identify and define different types of hazards
  • How to identify staff at risk for exposure to each hazard
  • How to safeguard against different types of hazards

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define different types of hazards.
  • List examples of each type of hazard.
  • Identify the personnel at high risk for exposure to each type of hazard.
  • Recognize factors that contribute to certain hazards.
  • Understand how to guard against different hazards in the ASC setting.