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Development of Safety at Work and Patient Safety

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC28
Curriculum: SH 2024K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 1 (2025)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Autio, Päivi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)Language
3016SH2023-12CK2025-02-10 – 2025-05-31Päivi Autio, Riitta Koskimäki, Taina HuuskoFinnish
3018SH2024-1A2025-03-01 – 2025-05-31Päivi Autio, Riitta Koskimäki, Taina HuuskoFinnish
3019SH2024-1B2025-01-01 – 2025-02-28Päivi Autio, Riitta Koskimäki, Taina HuuskoFinnish

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student recognizes the need for first aid, gives first aid in demanding situations and is familiar with health care in special circumstances.
The student knows the factors influencing equipment and radiation safety and understands the importance of legislation and guidelines governing their use in nursing.
The student masters the central knowledge base of patient and customer safety. The student is able to promote patient safety and prevent incidents at all stages of the patient care process. The student is able to communicate clearly to ensure patient safety. The student is able to act immediately as required by the situation when a dangerous event occurs. The student is able to identify possible incidents and make an incident report. The student understands the process of processing an incident report.

Student's Workload

Students workload 135 h.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites.

Contents

First aid and special circumstances.

Basics of work and equipment safety
Patient safety with professional skills - online course
Radiation doses for X-ray examination and dose limits for X-rays for staff.
Permits for X-ray equipment. X-ray safety from the perspective of the employee and the patient.
Patient records and radiography (recording of radiation doses)

Areas of patient safety: equipment safety, treatment safety, safety of treatment methods, drug safety. Patient safety culture. Effective teamwork in ensuring patient safety. Systematic work to ensure patient safety. Prevention of hazards in treatment. Engaging and involving patients and caregivers in promoting patient safety. Human factors as a risk to patient safety. Structured Reporting Method (ISBAR). Appropriate action in the event of an accident. Addressing risk situations that threaten patient safety. Obligation to report incidents. Hazard identification. Reporting an incident. Incident report processing process.

Regional Impact

The number of first aiders in the area is increasing.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools


Occupational safety and equipment safety
Material presented by the teacher
Patient safety with professionalism

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures,clinical exercises,independent study.

Occupational safety and equipment safety;
Lectures 22h, independent study 32h

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student knows
- how to identify and estimate the need for first aid, can give immediate first aid in different situations, can prevent accidents and is familiar with the medical health care in special circumstances.

Grade 3
The student knows
- how to identify the need for first aid, how to give immediate first aid, understands the need for preventing accidents and is familiar with the medical health care in special circumstances.

Grade 1
The student knows
- how to pay attention to the needs of first aid, how to give immediate first aid and knows the main features of medical health care in special circumstances.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory presence in clinical exercises. Activity. Exam and competence tests. Pass/fail.


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