The ICD-10 Virtual Code Book provides the clinical terms and/or disease/condition names to search for correct and specific ICD-10-CM codes.The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 goes hand in hand with the goal of healthcare reform to improve quality and decrease the cost of care. With more than 171,000 codes as compared to just under 18,000 in ICD-9, ICD-10 will provide a much more accurate method of describing the care provided. The transition will have a far-reaching impact on virtually all healthcare workers, from physicians and clinicians to medical coders to clerical employees. Educating and training these employees is vital to preparing for the transition to ICD-10 for both hospitals and physician practices.
The Federal OSHA organization encourages Injury Illness Prevention training and requires HAZ-COM (hazard communication) training in the state of California requires both so it is required on an annual bases. Upon completion of the training unit below, you should understand the procedures for the following:
  • IIPP responsibilities 
  • SSN compliance 
  • Safety communication 
  • Identification of workplace hazards 
  • Accident Investigation and response 
  • Hazard Correction 
  • Safety training 
  • Recordkeeping and documentation 
  • Hazard communication 
  • Emergency evacuation plan
The Bloodborne Pathogens standard established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) requires employers to eliminate, or at least minimize, the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Learn how this standard requires employers of workers at risk of occupational exposure to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) to develop a written Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan. In addition, such employers must implement a combination of safety measures including engineering and work practice controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), employee training, and offering potentially exposed workers the necessary vaccinations.
Injuries or illnesses requiring only first aid are common in the workplace. First aid includes any one-time treatment and follow-up for observation of minor injuries, including: cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains, and splinters. One or more employees should be properly trained to administer basic first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Workplaces should have a well-stocked first-aid kit and employees assigned the responsibility for administering or coordinating first-aid treatments.