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Environmental safety means identifying and ____ potential hazards that can cause accidents
correcting
OSHA, in addition to infection control has many reg req that apply to _____ safety.
workplace
Best approach to safety is to focus on +++++
prevention
Movement causes accidents such as falls. Never ___ even in an emergency. Stay to the right in hallway and be cautious. Remove any +++ rugs to prevent trip, slip. Open doors slowly. Use handrails when climb or descend stairs. Never carry ____ syringes or sharp instruments.
run
lose
uncapped
Working Safely with Pts
Do not perform any procedure on pts until you have received adequate ++++ and no shortcuts.
training
Working Safely with Pts
Observe and note conditions in pts that might increase their risk of ++++ and injury.
accident
Working Safely with Pts
Be absolutely positive you have the correct +++Ask pt to state name.
pt.
Working Safely with Pts
Always verify pt given ____
consent
Working Safely with Pts
Leave the bed in low position with rails up if needed. Place call signal, phone, and bed controls within +++++
reach
Physical or Mental Changes That increase the risk of injury
Changes in vision, hearing, altered ____function, changes in blood vessels, slowed reflexes, changes in mental function, weakness from illness or ++++, taking medications
neurological
injury
Physical Hazards Changes in vision
Place objects in pt ++++ field
Expain location of items orally. Id yourself when approaching.
visual
Physical Hazards Changes in Hearing. Face the ___ when speaking. Speak clearly but do not yell. Notice no reaction to warning sounds.
pt
Altered Neurological status shaking or ==== can inc risk of falls due to affect on balance. Decreased sensation prevents warning
tremors
Changes in blood vessels associated with ____ when attempting to stand and inc risk of fall
dizziness
Slowed reflexes unable to move away quickly from ++++
danger
Changes in mental function confusion and ____can impair good judgment.
forgetfulness
Weakness from illness or injuy prone to ++++
falls
Physcial Challenge Taking Medications include:
side effects that may cause impaired vision or dizziness
Report any unsafe work conditions, accidents or ____
injuries
Health care hazards include chemical, environmental, ____, infectious, physical, psychosocial, and workplace ____
ergonomic
violence
Physcial Challenge Taking Medications include:
side effects that may cause impaired vision or dizziness
Workplace violence prevention has to do with environmental designs, adminstrative ___ (stafffing patterns, restrict movement, and allern security)
controls
Report any unsafe work conditions, accidents or ____
injuries
Physcial Challenge Taking Medications include:
side effects that may cause impaired vision or dizziness
Workplace violence prevention: has to do with watching for pt/fam anger, maintain balance helps diffuse -------, be alert, and call security and report.
anger
Health care hazards include chemical, environmental, ____, infectious, physical, psychosocial, and workplace ____
ergonomic
violence
Report any unsafe work conditions, accidents or ____
injuries
Health care hazards include chemical, environmental, ____, infectious, physical, psychosocial, and workplace ____
ergonomic
violence
Workplace violence prevention has to do with environmental designs, adminstrative ___ (stafffing patterns, restrict movement, and allern security)
controls
Workplace violence prevention has to do with environmental designs, adminstrative ___ (stafffing patterns, restrict movement, and allern security)
controls
Workplace violence prevention: has to do with watching for pt/fam anger, maintain balance helps diffuse -------, be alert, and call security and report.
anger
Workplace violence prevention: has to do with watching for pt/fam anger, maintain balance helps diffuse -------, be alert, and call security and report.
anger
Physcial Challenge Taking Medications include:
side effects that may cause impaired vision or dizziness
Report any unsafe work conditions, accidents or ____
injuries
Health care hazards include chemical, environmental, ____, infectious, physical, psychosocial, and workplace ____
ergonomic
violence
Workplace violence prevention has to do with environmental designs, adminstrative ___ (stafffing patterns, restrict movement, and allern security)
controls
Workplace violence prevention: has to do with watching for pt/fam anger, maintain balance helps diffuse -------, be alert, and call security and report.
anger
Safety Guidelines
Focus on prevention
Move safely
Dress for safety
Work safely with patients
Protect self and others
______ for safety
report
Increased Risk with Physical and Mental Changes
Changes in vision
Changes in hearing
Altered neurological function
Changes in blood _____
vessels
Increased Risk with Physical and Mental Changes
Slowed reflexes
Changes in mental ---------Weakness from illness or injury
Taking of medications
function
Which of the following is the best approach when asked to perform a procedure on a patient that you are not trained to do?Do not agree to do ___
it
Workplace Violence
Health care worker risk
Offensive or threatening language
Psychological ______
Actual injuries
Homicide
Can result in negative organizational outcomes
trauma
A patient is very upset about the care she received. She begins to escalate in volume and curse at you. What should you do?B. Acknowledge her feelings
When confronted with angry patients, acknowledge _____and avoid getting defensive or matching hostility
feelings
Prevent or Decrease Violence
Environmental designs
Administrative controls
Behavior ++++++
modification
Fire and Electrical Hazards
Fire requires oxygen, item that will burn, and source of heat
Know location of fire alarms and extinguishers
Know emergency ______routes
evacuation
Fire req 3 things to start: O2 or air, fuel such as trash, ___, or chemicals and a source of heat (sparks, flames, or matches).
linen
In a fire must know: the location of fire alarm and ++++
Carry the fire extinguisher upright and remember extinguisher code, PASS. Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of fire, and Squeeze the handle. Sweep back and forth along base of fire
extinguishers
In a fire must know, emergency ____ route, and type of fire extinguisher. They vary according to type of fire.
evacuation
Fire Procedures
______
Remove patients
Activate alarm
Contain the fire
Extinguish the fire or Evacuate the area
RACE
Fire Extinguisher Usage
_____
Pull the pin
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
Squeeze the handle
Sweep back and forth along the base of the fire
PASS
+++++Procedures
RACE
Remove patients
Activate alarm
Contain the fire
Extinguish the fire or Evacuate the area
FIRE
Fire Procedures
______
Remove patients
Activate alarm
Contain the fire
Extinguish the fire or Evacuate the area
RACE
Four Types of Fires
Class A
Ordinary combustibles
Class B
Flammable and combustible ______
liquids
Fire Extinguisher Usage
_____
Pull the pin
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
Squeeze the handle
Sweep back and forth along the base of the fire
PASS
+++++Procedures
RACE
Remove patients
Activate alarm
Contain the fire
Extinguish the fire or Evacuate the area
FIRE
Four Types of Fires
Class A
Ordinary combustibles
Class B
Flammable and combustible ______
liquids
Four Types of Fires
Class A
Ordinary combustibles
Class B
Flammable and combustible liquids
Class C
Electrical fires
Class D
Burning ______
metals
PASS
Acronym for putting out fire with fire extinguisher
RACE
Acronym for what to do when you _____ fire
discover
Chemical Hazards
Numerous chemicals used in health care
Labeling and compatibility
Avoid contact
Wear PPE
Follow material ____ data sheet (MSDS)
Clean up and treatment
safety
Radiation Hazards
X-rays and radiation therapy
Monitoring radiation exposure
_____ guidelines
Disposal of radioactive waste
safety
Infectious Waste
Any item or product with potential to ____ disease
Follow policies and procedures
Report accidental exposures
transmit
Class A is the most ____ type of fire. Ordinary combustibles, like paper, cloth, rubbish, mattresses. Water Class A or ABC fire extinguisher
common
Wash skin as soon as possible after using fire _____
extinguisher
Class B flammable gas oil paint solvent cooking fat Use ___, BC, or ABC fire extinguishers that release CO2 and form a cloud.
B
Do not use water or Class A fire ____ on a Class B fire.
extinguisher
Fires can result from damaged equipment, overloaded ____, defective heating systems, smoking, and improper trash disposal.
circuits
Class C Electrical fires, fuse box, wiring, appliances, Use C, BC, or ABC ++++because CO2 used. Do not use water or Class __ extinguisher on this type. Electrocution a possiblity.
extinguisher
A
Class D Burning Metals not often seen in healthcare. Class ___ extinguisher.
D
RACE:
Remove pts.
Activate ____
Contain the fire.
____ the fire.
alarm
extinguish
pass
pull the pn
aim the nozzle at base of fire
squeeze ------
handle
Oxygen Precautions
Post sign “Oxygen in Use”
Avoid all sources for sparks
Never use flammable liquids
Secure oxygen tank
Do not -------
Do not use wool or synthetics
smoke
First step to take when chemical comes in contact with skin:
Immediately rinse under cool water for at least -- minutes
5
Bioterrorism
Extends back in history to earliest human records
Biological exposure readiness -----
plan
Bioterrorism
Most likely weapons:
Anthrax
Smallpox
Botulism
-------
plague
Emergency Disaster Plan
Follow OSHA requirements
Follow policies and procedures
Remain ------
calm
Triage System
Guidelines to assess patients’ conditions
Determine where they should be sent
Determine what treatment they should receive
Used during disasters
Used daily in --------- rooms
emergency
PASS
pull the pin
aim the nozzle at the base
squeeze the handle
_____ back and foth along the base
sweep
Never mix any ___ chemicals without verifying the compatibility.
2
Chemical exposure wear ___
PPE
Radiation linked to cancer, ___, and birth defect if infant.
sterility
Infectious waste must be handled using standard and ____ based precautions.
transmission
Infectious Waste clean up of spill and ____ of wastes
disposal
Oxygen hazards
Sparks can come from electrical appliances. Never use flammable liquids such as nail polish, alcohol, ___, adhesive tape remover,
oils
Emergency Disaster Plan
Osha req in case of disaster.
Whether you should report,how to protect self and patients, your specific ___, and how to get communications and updates.
duties
Triage guidelines to assess pts and where they should be ____
sent
A less obvious triage system in +++++ room
emergency