Learning: Hazardous Exposures in the Workplace
C. Jahangir JD MSN RN
and health care workers are exposed to a wide variety of potential toxicants
in the work environment. Some of these exposures lead to preventable disease.
In fact, the number of non - fatal preventable diseases and injuries reported
for health care workers and nurses are among the highest in this country(CDC,
have the right to work in an environment that is free of hazards. They have a
duty to assess the health care environment to protect themselves and their
patients from disease and injury.
purpose of this evidence based learning review is to explore how BSN-C
students may effectively learn to assess chemical hazards in their work
environments and learn to work with others collaboratively to sustain safe
and healthy work environments.
based learning strategies.
participated in website visits to various government and non-profit websites,
read relevant journal articles, participated in non-asysnchronous online
discussion and submitted scholarly papers on an identified chemical hazard in
have a duty to assess the clinical environment for potential hazards. Nurses
must work collaboratively to sustain a health work environment.