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Chapter 10

Safety

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Safety is a __________________ need. Basic
Residents are at a great risk for __________________ and falls. Accidents
The health team must provide for _______________. Safety
The goal of the health team is to reduce the person's risk of accidents and injuries without limiting mobility and _________________. Independence
Measures to protect residents must not interfere with their _________________. Rights
In a ______________ setting, a person has little risk of illness or injury. Safe
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. Changes from ________________ increase the risk for falls and other injuries. Aging
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. People with a reduced awareness of their __________________ are unable to protect themselves from injury. Surroundings
What is the state of being unaware of one's surrounding and being unable to react or respond? Coma
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. Person with poor _____________ have problems seeing things like furniture or labels on containers or medications. Vision
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. Person's with _________________ loss have problem receiving messages, explanations and instructions. Hearing
What is the loss of cognitive and social function caused by changes in the brain? Dementia
Memory and the ability to think and _______________ are affected by dementia. Reason
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. If a person has impaired _____________ and touch they may not detect smoke or gas odors and are also at risk for burns. Smell
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. If a person has impaired ______________ they may know there is danger but be unable to move to a safe area. Mobility
What is the loss of muscle function, loss of sensation or loss of both muscle function and sensation? Paralysis
What is paralysis in the legs and lower trunk? Paraplegia
What is paralysis in the arms, legs, and trunk? Quadriplegia
What is another word for quadriplegia? Tetraplegia
What is paralysis on one side of the body? Hemiplegia
Some people can't protect themselves and have accident risk factors. Sometimes ____________________ can cause a loss of balance, drowsiness and lack of coordination. Medication
An identification ________________ contains the person's name, room and bed number, birth date, age and doctor's name. Bracelet
To identify the person you need to compare the information on the _______________ sheet with that on the ID bracelet Assignment
To identify the person you need to use at least _____________ identifiers. Two
An identifier cannot be the persons _____________ or bed number. Room
Some centers require the person to state their name and __________ __________ as an identifier. Birth date
To identify the person you need to call the person by __________ when checking the ID bracelet. Name
Just calling the person by name is not enough to identify them because _________________ persons may answer to any name. Confused
What is the leading cause of death among children and older persons? Burns
To prevent burns you should assist with _____________ and drinking as needed. Eating
To prevent burns you should use caution when carrying ________ foods and fluid around older persons. Hot
To prevent burns you should turn _______ cold water first then the hot water. On
To prevent burns you should turn ___________ the hot water first and then the cold water. Off
To prevent burns you should measure bath or shower _____________ temperature. Water
To prevent burns you should move your hand back and forth in the bath water to prevent __________ _____________. Hot spots
To prevent burns you should not allow the use of space ______________. Heaters
To prevent burns you should not allow the person to ____________ with a heating pad. Sleep
To prevent burns you should not let the person use an electric _______________. Blanket
To prevent burns you should be sure residents _____________ only in designated areas. Smoke
To prevent burns you should not leave smoking material at the _______________. Bedside
To prevent burns you should not allow smoking when _______________ is in use. Oxygen
In older persons ______________ may occur from carelessness, confusion, or poor vision when reading labels. Poisoning
What is it called when breathing stops from lack of oxygen? Suffocation
What occurs when a person is suffocating and breathing is not restored? Death
Carbon ________________ is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by burning fuel. Monoxide
Headache, ________________ and dizziness are common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Nausea
Another name for foreign-body airway obstruction is ________________. Choking
When the body does not get enough oxygen it can lead to ________________ arrest. Cardiac
What is it called when the heart stops suddenly and without warning? Cardiac arrest
A large, poorly chewed piece of meat is the most common cause of _______________. Choking
Other causes of choking include _______________ that fit poorly, dysphagia and chronic illness. Dentures
With __________ airway obstruction, some air moves in and out of the lungs. Mild
Forceful ______________ can usually remove a mild airway obstruction. Coughing
A person with a _____________ airway obstruction may not be able to breathe, speak or cough. Severe
The universal sign of choking involves clutching at the _______________. Throat
Abdominal ______________ are used to relieve severe airway obstruction. Thrusts
Abdominal thrusts are not used for very obese person or _________________ women. Pregnant
Equipment is considered unsafe if broken, not used _______________ or not working properly. Correctly
Cords that are _____________ and over-loaded electrical outlets can cause fires, burns and electrical shocks. Frayed
What is it called when electrical current passes through the body? Electrical Shock
Electrical shock can affect the ____________ and cause death. Heart
You should use ____________- pronged plugs on all electrical items because two prongs carry electrical current. Three
What carries leaking electricity to the earth and away from the electrical item? Ground
Who do you give damaged electrical items to? Nurse
You may be asked to tag broken electrical items and send them for ______________. Repair
What is any chemical in the workplace that can cause harm? Hazardous substance
Medications used in ____________ therapy are considered hazardous substances. Cancer
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include following the __________________ instructions and reading all caution and warning labels. Manufacturer
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include not using items that you have not been ________________ to use. Trained
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include using an item only for its intended __________________. Purpose
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include using _______________ cords for only one device. Extension
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include not covering _______________ cords with rugs, carpets, linens or other materials. Power
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include keeping electrical items away from _______________. Water
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include wiping up ________________ right away. Spills
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include not touching or using electrical equipment if you are ____________. Wet
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include holding on to the _____________ when unplugging an item. Plug
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include not giving showers or tub baths during a ____________ storm because lightning can travel through the pipes. Thunder
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include not using _________________ to put out an electrical fire. Water
Safety measure to prevent equipment accidents include keeping electrical cords away from heating ________________ and other heat sources. Vents
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include making sure that you can lock and unlock the _____________. Wheels
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include making sure the persons feet are on the __________________ before moving the wheelchair. Footplates
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include pushing the chair _____________ when transporting the person. Forward
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include never pulling a chair _______________. Backwards
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include ________________ both wheels before you transfer a person. Locking
Guidelines for wheelchair safety include following the ____________ ______________ for keeping the wheels locked when not moving the wheelchair. Care plan
Guidelines for stretcher safety include using _______________ people to transfer a person to or from the stretcher. Three
Guidelines for stretcher safety include _______________ the stretcher wheels before the transfer. Locking
Guidelines for stretcher safety include fastening the safety straps ________________ the person is properly positioned on the stretcher. After
Guidelines for stretcher safety include _______________ the side rails and keeping them that way during the transport. Raising
Guidelines for stretcher safety include moving the stretcher _____________ first. Feet
Guidelines for stretcher safety include not leaving the person _______________. Alone
If a hazardous substance warning label is removed or ______________ you cannot use the substance. Damaged
What should you check before using a hazardous substance, cleaning up a spill or disposing of the substance? SDS
Do not leave a leak or spill ____________________. Unattended
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include NO __________________ signs being placed on the door and near the bed. SMOKING
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include reminding residents and visitors not to ____________ in the room. Smoke
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include ________________ smoking materials from the room. Removing
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include turning off electrical items __________ unplugging them. Before
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include removing wool blankets and other items that cause _____________ electricity from the room. Static
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include having the person wear ____________ pajamas. Cotton
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include not allowing the use of ______________ or other open flames. Candles
Safety measure needed when oxygen is in use or where it is stored include removing materials that _______________ easily such as oil, grease and nail polish remover. Ignite
Fire prevention measures involve making sure all ashes, cigars, cigarettes and other smoking materials are _________ before emptying ashtrays. Out
Fire prevention measures involve emptying ashtrays into a metal container partially filled with ____________ or water. Sand
Fire prevention measures involve _______________ the person while smoking. Supervising
Fire prevention measures involve not leaving cooking ______________ on stoves, ovens or the microwave. Unattended
What does the letter "R" stand for in the word RACE? Rescue
What does the letter "A" stand for in the word RACE? Alarm
What does the letter "C" stand for in the word RACE? Confine
What does the letter "E" stand for in the word RACE? Extinguish
What is the word to remember to know the steps to follow when there is a fire? RACE
When there is a fire you should _______________ persons in immediate danger and move them to a safe area. Rescue
When there is a fire you should sound the nearest fire _____________. Alarm
When there is a fire you should close doors and windows to _______________ the fire. Confine
When there is a fire you should use a fire ________________ on a small fire that has not spread to a larger area. Extinguisher
When there is a fire you should not use an ___________________ to exit the building. Elevator
When there is a fire you should ________________ doors before opening them and not open them if they are hot. Touch
When there is a smoke present in a fire you should cover your nose and mouth with a _________ cloth. Damp
If your clothing is on fire you should drop to the ground, cover your face and _____________ to smother the flames. Roll
What word should you remember when using a fire extinguisher? PASS
The "P" in PASS stands for ______________ the safety pin. Pull
The "A" in PASS stands for ________________ low, at the base of the fire. Aim
The first "S" in PASS stands for __________________ the lever. Squeeze
The second "S" in PASS stands for _________________ back and forth (side to side) Sweep
What is a sudden catastrophic event called? Disaster
What type of disaster includes tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and some fires. Natural
What type of disaster includes auto, bus, train and airplane accidents? Human-made
Violent acts (including assault and threats of assault) directed toward a person at work is _________________ violence. Workplace
Where in the center does workplace violence occur? Anywhere
To prevent workplace violence you need to report strange or suspicious ______________ right away. Persons
To prevent workplace violence you need to stand ___________ from an angry or aggressive person. Away
To prevent workplace violence you need to stand _____________ to the door so you don't become trapped in the room. Close
To prevent workplace violence you need to talk to the person in a _____________ manner. Calm
To prevent workplace violence you need to be sure not to _______________ the person. Touch
To prevent workplace violence you need to be sure not to wear jewelry and _____________ that can be used as weapons. Scarves
To prevent workplace violence you need to wear long _____________ up and off the collar so it cannot be pulled. Hair
To prevent workplace violence you need to make sure your _________________ is not too tight because it makes it harder to run. Uniform
To prevent workplace violence you need to make sure your uniform is not too _____________ so the attacker cannot grab it. Loose
The identification and control of risks and safety hazards affecting the center is called risk _____________________. Management
Personal safety practices when using a parking garage involve parking on the lower level near the entrance and exit so you are close to the _____________________. Attendant
Personal safety practices when walking include not wearing ______________ when walking because they keep you from hearing things around you. Headphones
Personal safety practices when walking include walking in ____________ and well-lit areas. Busy
Personal safety practices when walking include not allowing the use of cell phones to ________________ you from your surroundings. Distract
Personal safety practices when using public transportation include waiting by the ______________ booth. Ticket
Personal safety practices when using public transportation include sitting near the _________________. Driver
Personal safety practices if you are threatened or attacked include yelling "________________" instead of help because it will draw more attention. Fire
Personal safety practices if you are threatened or attacked include using your arms, hands, feet and knees to ___________ from more than one direction at once. Attack
What color wristband indicates an allergy alert? Red
What color wristband indicates a falls risk? Yellow
What color wristband indicates that the person has a "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) order? Purple
Each residents belongings are listed and ________________ on a personal belongings list. Described
Personal items kept at the __________________ include dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids, watches and electronic devices. These items are listed in the person's record. Bedside
Clothing and shoes are labeled with the person's ____________. Name
What is any event that has harmed or could harm a resident, visitor or staff member called? Incident
Report accidents and errors at once including _________________ involving residents, visitors or staff. Accidents
Report accidents and errors at once including ______________ in care. Errors
Report accidents and errors at once including broken or ________ items owned by the resident. Lost
Report accidents and errors at once including ________________ substance incidents. Hazardous
An incident ___________ is completed as soon as possible after the incident. Report
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