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1
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insufficient intake of oxygen

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Asphyxiation

2
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deliberate spread of pathogenic organisms into a community

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Bioterrorism

3
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a poisonous gas resulting from the inefficient and incomplete combustion of organic fuels

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Carbon Monoxide

4
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medications such as anxiolytics & sedatives used to manage a patient’s behavior & are not a standard treatment for a patient’s condition

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Chemical Restraints

5
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result of exposure to extreme heat that changes body electrolyte balance & raises the core body temperature

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Heat Exhaustion

6
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result of exposure to severe cold for prolonged periods of time

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Hypothermia

7
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process by which resistance to an infectious disease is produced or increased

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Immunization

8
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documenting a deviation from the standard of care such as when a patient or visitor falls or an error is made

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Incident or Occurrence Reporting

9
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adverse events that should never occur in a health care setting

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Never Events

10
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PASS

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Fire Extinguisher Use: (1) Pull the pin (2) Aim low (3) Squeeze the lever slowly & evenly (4) Sweep from side to side

11
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microorganism capable of producing disease

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Pathogen

12
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a facility meeting the staffing & equipment standards and recognized to be able to give info about poisoning or treatment to patients suffering from poisoning

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Poison Control Center

13
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RACE

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Fire: (1) Rescue any patient in immediate danger (2) Activate alarm (3) Confine the fire (4) Extinguish the fire

14
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RADAR

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Abuse: (1) Routine Screening (2) Ask Direct Questions (3) Documentation (4) Assess Client Safety (5) Review Client Options & Referrals

15
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humans being subjected to an ionizing radiation either by irradiation or contamination

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Radiation Exposure

16
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any manual method, physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that immobilized or reduces the ability of a patient to include devices such as orthopedically prescribed devices, protective helmets or methods that involve physically holding a patient to conduct an examination or test, protecting a a patient from falling out of bed or permitting a patient to participate in activities without the risk of physical harm

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Restraints

17
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devices that send out alarm tones when a patient tries to ambulate…can be a knee band, infrared affixed to a headboard or bed frame, pressure sensitive strips placed below patient’s buttocks

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Safety Monitoring Device

18
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an unexpected occurence involving death or serious physical injury or the risk of death or injury

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Sentinel Event

19
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adverse events (including “never events”) that occur in hospitals & that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public & healthcare providers

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Serious Reportable Events

20
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Factors that Affect a Patient’s Ability to Protect Themselves from Injury

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developmental stage, lifestyle, mobility, sensory-perception alterations, cognitive awareness, emotional state, ability to communicate, safety awareness, environment

21
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Environmental Hazards that Pose a Rise to Patient Safety

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disasters (natural or man-made), pathogen transmission, pollution, bioterrorism

22
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Factors that Create a Culture of Safety

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acknowledging risk, pursuing safety, foster a blame-free environment, commit resources

23
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Nursing Diagnoses Associated with Risks to Safety

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Risk for Falls, Impaired Home Maintenance, Risk for Injury, Deficient Knowledge, Risk for Poisoning, Risk for Suffocation, Risk for Trauma

24
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Interventions to Prevent Falls

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use a gait belt, rubber-soled shoes/slippers, use of call light, bed in low position, bed alarm, night light, frequent rounding, keep over-bed table near

25
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Documentation for Restraints

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patients behavior, interventions implemented to avoid restraints, time PCP was notified, type of restraint, patient’s response, restraint flow sheet, patient/family education