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NUR 100 CSM Safety

factors influencing safety age, development, lifestyle, mobility, health sensory-perceptual alterations, cognitive awareness, emotional state, communication, safety awareness
where do nurses assess safety factors home, workplace, healthcare setting
joint commission safety goals improve accuracy of patient ID, improve safety of med usage, reduce risk of nosocomial infections, reduce risk of injury (pressure ulcers & falls), practice accurate med administration
nursing diagnoses risk for: injury, poisoning, suffocation, trauma, latex allergy, contamination, aspiration, med disuse syndrome, deficient knowledge
fire safety PASS stands for pull, aim, squeeze, sweep
nursing interventions to prevent fires at home keep emergency #s by phone, family teaching of battery changes in working smoke alarms, create family fire drill plan
older adults at risk for falls, burns, pedestrian accidents, automobile accidents
fall prevention includes orienting pt to surroundings, assess ambulatory and transfer ability, provide assistive devices, supervise pts at risk for falls, encourage use of call light
interventions for fall prevention place call light near pt, bed in lowest locked position, available grab bars, non-skid mats in bathtub/shower, use lifts for transfers
seizure single, temporary event consisting of uncontrolled electrical/neurological discharge of brain resulting in interruption of brain functioning
preventing injury during seizure padded bed rails, medic alert bracelet, medication teaching, home safety teaching
risk for poisoning inadequate use or storage of household products and medications-dementia pts need safeguard locks & poison control center # handy
Created by: cjanicek7842