Fire safety and prevention are an important part of caring for older adults in the home setting. People 65 and older are twice as likely to die in a fire than the general population.
This program teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home, and how to exit successfully if there is a fire.
The topics covered are:
• Smoke alarms • How to extinguish a fire • Oxygen equipment • Smoking safety • Fire safety in the bedroom • Fire safety in the kitchen • Creating an escape plan • How to leave a burning building • Wrap and slide technique • Electrical safety • Appliance safety • Propane and natural gas • Wood stoves and fireplaces
Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning
objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.
Total Course Time: 60 minutes (includes 24 minute DVD, support materials, review and testing)