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Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)
A federal agency that provides facilities and services for the investigation, identification, prevention, and control of disease.
(-IONS)Provides guidelines for working with infected patients. PROVIDES standard precautions.
SAFE environment
Freedom from injury with focus on HELPIN PREVENT falls, electrical injuries, fires, burns, and poisoning.
How nurse is directly and actively involved in safe health environment?
Protection and education are PRIMARY responsibilities.
Hospital modifications for left handed patient?
Typical patient room accomodates the right handed person. Document patient's dominant use of hand. Place all items to patient's left for accessible reach. Turn patient to right side. Left hand can be useful. When ambulating, walk on patient's left side. USE patient's right hand for IV's.
FALLS
common during bedside commode or tranfer to a wheel chaor. ASSIST patients who has taken narcotics (med side effects), disrupted balance.
REMINDERS of the use of gait belts?
Nurse should walk on patient's weaker side. Nurse should walk with his or her closest leg behind patient's knee. Following ambulation, REMOVE gait belt. DOCUMENT procedure.
Danger to infants, crawling.
Placing things in mouth (oral stage), electrical sockets, cords, pool of water
Danger to toddlers
Pool of water, burns (pot handles)
Assisted devices
canes, eyeglasses, walkers, hearing aids
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Identifies risks associated with preparation of cartain drugs. LOOK at ways to control exposure. Ensure SAFE health care environment
Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)
A federal agency that provides facilities and services for the investigation, identification, prevention, and control of disease.
(-IONS)Provides guidelines for working with infected patients. PROVIDES standard precautions.
SAFE environment
Freedom from injury with focus on HELPIN PREVENT falls, electrical injuries, fires, burns, and poisoning.
How nurse is directly and actively involved in safe health environment?
Protection and education are PRIMARY responsibilities.
Hospital modifications for left handed patient?
Typical patient room accomodates the right handed person. Document patient's dominant use of hand. Place all items to patient's left for accessible reach. Turn patient to right side. Left hand can be useful. When ambulating, walk on patient's left side. USE patient's right hand for IV's.
FALLS
common during bedside commode or tranfer to a wheel chaor. ASSIST patients who has taken narcotics (med side effects), disrupted balance.
OSHA
A national organization that provides guidelines to help reduce safety hazards in the workplace. It is required at hospitals to inform employees about the presence of or potential for harmful exposure and how to reduce the risk of those exposures. Guidelines for workplace violence
SRD Safety reminder devices. Nursing actions
Physician orders are REQUIRED for SRD! Apply appropriate type. Secured so patient cannot untie them. DOCUMENT procedure! To enhance circulation, remove SRD (according to hospital policy) after 2 hrs for 5 min. a time.. supervised
Why is SRD appropriate?
prevents interuption of treatment, prevents patient from falling off bed, chair or wheelchair, and possibly harming others
Types of SRD
wrist, ankle, elbow, vest, gait
Type A fire extinguisher
Paper, wood, cloth
Type b fire extinguisher
Flammable liquid fires such as those caused by grease, anesthetics
Type C fire extinguisher
electrical fires
ABC fire extinguisher
ANY type of fire.
During IMMEdiate fire danger...
RESCUE patients in immediate danger should be rescued, than follow facility's procedure to activate fire alarm, report location, and extent of fire.
When poisoning occurs..
Obtain accurate history. Identify route (ingestion, injected?) how long poisoning happened, history of allergies? asses for changes in mental status, Notify poison control center,
Care of Adults: On bedrest; common signs and symptoms
weakness and hypotension
purpose of mobility
move around freely in environment, express emotion, self defense, attaining basic needs, performing recreational activity, completing ADL's
immobility?
inability to move around, wide variety of complications
during ambulation encourage patient to...
keep head up,
slow, deep breathes,
keep eyes looking straight ahead