If you need it, we can teach it
Whether it’s a class in basic first aid or instruction on how to create a drug-free workplace, our education services can teach your supervisors and employees about a variety of topics. In other words, if you need it, we can teach it. And, we’ll teach it at your work site on your schedule.
“Companies that invest in the health, well-being and safety of their employees are giving an important message that they care about employees,” said Dr. Melanie Hoppers, Chief Medical Officer at Physicians Quality Care. She outlined some of the classes available …
AEDs, CPR and First Aid
Some industries are required by OSHA to offer first-aid training, but all businesses will benefit when employees know how to offer first aid, do cardio-pulmonary resuscitation or use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
This training ensures that in a medical emergency, immediate action can be taken in those crucial minutes before medical help arrives, Dr. Hoppers said.
Many insurance companies offer premium discounts for businesses that have staff certified in CPR and first aid.
Physicians Quality Care OCCMed also provides required physician oversight when companies have AEDs in the workplace.
Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace
Physicians Quality Care OCCMed is committed to help businesses establish a drug-free workplace through training and certification.
We talk to supervisors about implementing company policies and how to look for the signs that an employee may be impaired by drugs or alcohol. We also talk to employees about the importance of a drug-free workplace, the company’s policies and how to avoid addiction.
Companies that go through drug-free training and implement a drug-free workplace can receive a 10 percent discount on premiums for workers comp insurance.
Our services also include periodic drug testing and pre-employment, post-accident and
reasonable-suspicion drug testing. If an employee is injured on the job and then tests positive for drugs or alcohol, the company does not have to pay workers comp premium on the injury.
To protect your employees and meet OSHA compliance, we offer training and certification about bloodborne pathogens. It’s important for employees to know the health hazards from exposure to blood and other infectious materials and to know how to reduce their risk.
This seminar teaches supervisors and employees what to do during the three to five minutes it takes for law enforcement to arrive. The training is taught by Lt. Chip Holland and Dr. Hoppers to help organizations develop a prevention and response plan if someone with a gun enters any building where people are gathered.
Lt. Holland, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, has extensive experience as an entry team tactical unit member and has taught active shooter training at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy. Dr. Hoppers, who is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, has over 150 hours of tactical medicine training and is certified by the International School of Tactical Medicine whose clients include the FBI, DEA, ATF and many others.
Often coupled with our Active-Shooter Training, our classes in hemorrhage control teach people how to control excessive bleeding to save the life of a victim who has been severely injured until he or she receives medical care.