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Risk Assessment and Management in the Home

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Most injuries are preventable, but despite this, there were 532 500 injury hospitalisations in Australia in 2017-18. The most likely location for accidents resulting in injury to occur is in the home. Risk assessments are an essential component of home care to prevent harm to yourself and clients.

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Most injuries are preventable, but despite this, there were 532 500 injury hospitalisations in Australia in 2017-18. Alarmingly, the most likely location for accidents resulting in injury to occur is in the home. As a home care worker, you must be vigilant when working in client residences in order to minimise the risk of injury or harm to yourself and others.

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Amanda Swinton
28 May 2021
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Amanda Bantoft
04 Jan 2022
Hazards can arise at any time,it is important to be vigilant in identifying new hazards every visit and addressing the hazard immediately
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Maria Mshamga
20 Sep 2020
prevention of falls is very important for both Registered nurses and Registered midwived.
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Stephanie Walsh
07 Jun 2021
Helpful and informative.
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Bina Baniya
22 Mar 2021
Great resource !
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Lyn Flanagan
22 Sep 2020
Was a good overview of risks and risk assesments.
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Jordyn Muir
21 Apr 2022
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Kylie Roberts
02 Oct 2020
Well written thanks
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Melissa Sinfield
20 Sep 2020
This article is a must read for all staff who deliver care to clients in their own homes. It covers the importance of identifying hazards, conducting thorough and ongoing risk assessment, implementing control measures and reviewing risk. We are reminded that risk management should be conducted in consultation with clients and documentation completed as per organizational policy and procedure.
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Steve
21 Sep 2020
It was a concise article which effectively reinforced the need to be ever mindful and vigilant with regards risk assessment and safe work practices
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