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Protection Safety

CSM Nursing 100

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Factors influencing safety age/development lifestyle mobility and health sensory-perceptual alterations cognitive awareness emotional state communication safety awareness
Nurses assess safety factors in a variety of places including: home workplace community health care setting
Joint commission National safety Goals Improve accuracy of patient/resident identification improve safety of using medications reduce the risk of health care-associated infections accurate medication reconciliation reduce risk of injury due to falls pressur ulcers
Nursing diagnoses risk for injury poisoning suffocation trauma latex allergy contamination aspiration disuse syndrome deficient knowledge
Fire safety PASS stands for pull aim squeeze sweep
Nursing interventions to prevent home fires keep emergency nubers by phone functioning smke alarms teach clients to change batteries in alarms have a family fire drill plan
older adult safety includes risk for falls burns pedestrian accidents automobile crashes
fall prevention include orient patients to their surroundings assess ability to ambulate and transfer provide walking aids supervise patients at risk for falls carfully encourage use of call light
Things to remember to do for fall prevention keep things in reach of the patient bed in lowest locked position encourage patient to use grab bars non skid footwear clean environment bed alarms use of lifts for transfers
seizures a single temporary event that consists of uncontrolled electrical neuronal disharge of the rain resulting in an interruption of brain functioning
seizure safety measures taken by nurses to protect the patient from injury during a seizure padded bed rails medic alert bracelet medication teaching home safety teaching regarding precipitating factors
risk for poisoning inadequate supervision or storage of household products and medications dementia patients safeguard environment locks poison control hotline number handy
Created by: katpeterson on 2013-10-04



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