Electrical Safety for Healthcare Professionals

Electrical Safety for Healthcare Professionals

Updated Jan 25, 2021

Electricity powers nearly everything you do as a healthcare worker. But it’s also a fact that electric current can be harmful, or even fatal, if proper precautions aren't taken. This is especially true in a healthcare environment, where people are at their most vulnerable.

This course discusses electrical safety in healthcare environments and how to spot potential hazards. You'll learn how to safely operate equipment and to recognize the symptoms of exposure to electricity. It covers the basics of electricity, from the importance of inspecting electrical equipment to spot signs of faulty grounding to the potential of the current leaking into uninsulated parts of the device. This self-directed 30-minute course includes video and audio narration that guide you through for an engaging learning experience. It comes with inline quizzes to review and evaluate your knowledge of the course material.