Professional Student Application
Salem Health Mission: To improve the health and the well-being of the people and the communities we serve.
Salem Health Vision: Exceptional Experience Every Time
Salem Health Values: Excellence, Accountability, Integrity, Caring, Teamwork
Healthcare Infection Prevention – Best practices for preventing healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) are related to hand hygiene. The single most important factor for preventing the spread of infection is proper hand hygiene to protect our patients and ourselves.
The Joint Commission requires hospital compliance with the World Healthcare Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
All staff including visitors should wash or decontaminate BEFORE and AFTER each patient visit. Hand hygiene should also occur after gloves are removed.
Safety is responsible for managing three areas of the Environment of Care; Safety and Health, Fire Prevention, and Hazardous Materials & Waste. Keeping the hospital in compliance with DEQ, OSHA, EPA and DOT rules is one major component of our safety management program.
Security can be contacted by calling from a Salem Hospital phone to 40311 (routine) or 40911(emergency calls).
Violence Salem Health has a “Zero Tolerance” policy against violence in the workplace. Violence may be in the form of physical altercations as well as verbal (i.e. threats)
All violence is to be reported via;
– Patient Safety Alert (PSA) – Security – House Supervisor
Visitors do not have the right to visit, they have the privilege which can be revoked for specific reasons (i.e. infection control issues, interference with care, court orders, disruptive behavior, etc. CMS 428.13).
Emergency Codes Each observer will be exposed to the code system and should remain with the person they have been assigned in the case of a code. Said staff person will provide observer additional information as needed.
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