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Jacob's Stack


Body Mechanics The way in which the body moves and maintains balance while making the most effiecient use of all its parts.
Rules of Good Body Mechanics Maintain a broad base of support. 8-10 inches apart - 1 foot slightly forward. Bend from the hips and knees to get close to an object. Use the strongest muscles to do the job.
Rules of Goody Body Mechanics Continued Avoid twisting your body as you work, avoid bending for long periods of time, and get help if a patient or object is too heavy to lift alone.
Workplace Safety Occupational Safety and Health Administration known as OSHA. OSHA establishes and enforces safety standards in the workplace.
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Requires employers to inform employees of all chemicals and hazards in the workplace.
MSDS An MSDS is known as a Material Safety Data Sheet. All manufacturers must provide with any hazardous product the sell.
Ergonomics Applied science to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adapting the environment and using techniques to prevent injury.
Equipment and Solutions Regulations Do not operate or use any equipment until you have been trained on how to use it. Read and follow the operating instructions. Report any damaged or malfunctioning equipment cords. Do not use a plug if third prong is missing.
Patient Safety Do not perform any procedures on patients unless instructed and properly authorized. Provide privacy for all patient. (Knock on the door and announce yourself before entering a patients room.
Safety Checkpoints Patient in comfortable position. Side rails elevated. Bed at lowest level. Wheels locked. Call signal within reach. Open privacy curtains. Area neat and clean. And no hazards present.
Safety Health Care Workers must be aware of personal and patient safety - legally. Health Care Workers must follow all safety policies. Health Care Worker has a legal responsibility to protect patient from harm and injury.
Observing Fire Safety Fire Requires: Oxygen, Fuel, and Heat. The causes of fires are carelessness with smoking and matches. The causes of death due to fire are panic and fear.
Class A Extinguisher Contains pressurized water, and is used on combustibles such as paper, cloth, and wood.
Class B Extinguisher Contains carbon dioxide and is used on gasoline, oil, paints, burning liquids, and cooking fats.
Class C Extinguisher Contains a dry chemical and is used on electrical fires and burning liquids because of the smothering technique.
Class ABC Extinguisher Contains a graphite type chemical and is a multipurpose extinguisher which is used for all types of fires.
Effects of Fire Extinguishers Fire extinguishers can leavea residue that is damaging to the skin and eyes.
Discharging the Extinguisher P: pull the pin. A: aim the extinguisher at the near edge and bottom/base of fire. S: squeeze the handle to discharge the extinguisher. S: Sweep the extinguisher from side to side.
Rules in Case of Fire R: rescue anyone in immediate danger. A: activate the alarm. C: confine the fire. E: extinguish the fire.