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Coastal Offers Free Safety Training For Home Health Caregivers

Virginia Beach, VA, May 7, 2009 — During the month of May, Coastal is offering its award-winning online course, Personal Safety For Home Health Caregivers, for free.

Coastal understands that home health caregivers, whether licensed home health aides or personal caregivers, face multiple safety hazards in the homes of their patients. Coastal's Personal Safety For Home Health Caregivers was honored with a Platinum Best of Show Aurora award and a CINE Golden Eagle award. This e-learning course covers OSHA's universal precautions for violence and trains home healthcare givers to prepare for, recognize, defuse and report (potentially) violent situations.

Caregivers will learn how to make an initial hazard assessment of the home, techniques for dealing with difficult patients or family members, and safety tips for protecting themselves and their patients in the home. The course covers preparation strategies, from running family-background checks and daily scheduling to mapping directions and using the buddy system. It also cites street-smart tactics, including parking tips, advice in handling strangers and relatives, and must-do behavior in and outside the patient's home. Finally, the course discusses and stresses the importance of reporting and recordkeeping requirements and procedures.

The self-paced course is delivered via Coastal's ClarityNet® HD courseware. This award-winning and user-friendly e-learning courseware brings training to life with clear widescreen video. It delivers courses that incorporate instructional design elements, superb audio and high-quality graphics – all designed to increase retention. Toggle exercises, click-and-drag, multiple-choice questions and self-checks ensure mastery of the course subject matter.

Register online to take Personal Safety For Home Health Caregivers. For more information about Coastal Training Technologies, the Coastal eLearning System or ClarityNet® HD online courseware call 800-729-4325, email sales@training.dupont.com or visit www.training.dupont.com/healthcare-training.

Coastal Training Technologies Corp., a DuPont Company, is one of the world's leading publishers of safety, industrial skills and employee development training programs for healthcare, business, industry, government and education. Since 1984, more than 250,000 training professionals have relied on Coastal's award-winning products to enrich the lives of more than 75 million employees worldwide.

Chelsea Kelley

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