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A basic human need ; Freedom from psychological and physical injury

Definition of safety

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Environment, basic needs, physical hazards, age/development

Safety factors

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Home, community, school, hospital

Environments

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Oxygen, nutrition, temp/humidity, cognitive awareness, emotional state

Basic needs

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Enforce no smoking ; be aware of a decrease in oxygen availability

Basic need - oxygen

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Lighting, obstacles, bathroom hazards, security, pathogens

Physical hazards

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injuries are the leading causes of death in ages_____

1-25 years old

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_______ _______ changes as the patients age

teaching purposes

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in the event of a fire you will be expected to perform _____

R-A-C-E

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Risk for physical violence and work related accidents

safety hazard for working in healthcare setting

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rescue those who are in immediate danger

R in RACE

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Pull the fire ALARM and call it in

A In race

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contain or confine the fire ( close doors)

C in Race

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Extinguish if its a small fire

E in Race

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Pull Pin, Aim at base of fire, Squeeze and Sweep

PASS

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harm to your patient, fellow worker or yourself; liability suit ; loss of licensure

violations in safety could result in...

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lifestyle, neuro function, mobility function, cardiopulmonary function

health history data the nurse should gather

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ask about the home environment and daily activities; meds they take

lifestyle

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ask about balance and coordination

neuro function

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ask about ambulatory aids, ex walkers canes, etc...

mobility function

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ask about SOB or fatigue

cardiopulmonary function

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unexplained bruises or cuts, LOC, how well they make decisions, Musculoskeletal assessment , changes in vitals signs with activity

important subjective and objective data that the nurse should gather

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risk for injury, risk for poisoning, risk for aspiration, risk for impaired home maintenance

nursing diagnosis related to safety

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variance and fall reports do not go into the chart because of _____ ______

legal reasons

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free from injury, free from poisoning, etc..

Goals for safety

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individualized for each pt ; focus on prevention, holistic in nature

Guidelines for nursing interventions relating to safety

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wiping up spills, pick up packaging, putting equipment away

Ways to reduce physical hazards

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physical hazards are reduced, basic needs are met, psychological status is not jeopardized, and transmission of infections are reduced

safe environment for patients

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offer toileting and fluids frequently

Make sure basic needs are met

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step in when any type of abuse is witnessed

psychological status is not jeopardized