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Body Mechanics The way in which the body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficenct of all its parts
4 main reasons for using proper body mechanics Muscles work best when used correctly, correct using of muscles makes lifting easier, prevents injury to self and others, prevents unnecessary fatigue and strain (saves energy)
Maintain a broad base of support 8-10 inches apart, 1 foot slightly forward
Bend from the hips and knees to get close to a object (blank)
Use the (blank)
Use the strongest muscles to do the job back muscles = short = weak
Use the weight of your body to help push or pull a object (blank)
Carry heavy objects close to the body (blank)
Avoid twisting body as you work (blank)
Avoid bending for long periods of time (blank)
Get help if a patient or objects is too heavy to lift alone (blank)
Use assistive equipment when needed Mechanical lifts, transfer belts, wheelchairs
Occupational safety and health administration Established and enforces safety standards in the workplace
Two main standards that affect health care: 1.Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals
(blank) 2.Standard and bloodboure pathogen standard
Occaupational exposure to hazardous chemicals standard (blank)
Requires employers to inform employees of all chemicals and hazardous in workplace MSDS- all manufactors must provide with any hazardous product they sell
Specific information must be on the MSDS (blank)
Specific training for employees (blank)
Ergonomics applied science to promote the safety and well-being of a persoin by adapting the environment and using and using techniques to prevent injuries
Equipment and solutions regulations (blank)
Do not operate or use any equipment until you have been trained on how to use it (blank)
Read and follow operationg instructions (blank)
Report any damaged or malfuctioning eqiupment (blank)
Do not use a plug if 3rd prong is missing (blank)
Observe all safety rules (blank)
Read MSDS (blank)
Never use solutions from unlabeled bottles (blank)
Read labels at least 3 times (blank)
Do not mix solutions together unless instructed to do so (blank)
Report broken equipment and spilled solutions immediately (blank)
Patient Safety Don't perform any procedures on patients unless instructed and properly authorized
(blank) Provide privacy for all patients
(blank) Always knock and announce before entering patient room
Identify your patient check wristband
(blank) repeat name (at least twice)
(blank) check name on patient record/bed
Explain all procedures before you begin (blank)
Observe patient closely during any procedures (blank)
Check akk areas for safety hazards (blank)
Observe all safety checkpoints (blank)
Safety checkpoints Patient in comfortable position
(blank) side rails elevated
(blank) bed at lowest level
(blank) wheels locked
(blank) call signal within reach
(blank) open privacy curtains
(blank) area neat and clean
(blank) no hazards present
Safety HCW must be aware of personal and patient safety-legally
(blank) Hcw must follow all safety policies
(blank) Hcw has a lega responsibility to protect patient from harm and injury
Observing fire safety (blank)
Fire requires oxygen- found in the air
(blank) fuel- any material that will burn
(blank) heat- sparks, matches, flames
Causes of fires major: carelessness with smoking and matches
Causes of death due to fire Panic and fear
Class A extingusiher contains pressurized water
(blank) use on combustibles such as paper, cloth and wood
Class B extingusiher contains carbon dioxide
(blank) used on gasoline, oil, paints, burning liqiuds , and cooking fats
(blank) provides a smothering action for fire
(blank) leaves a snowlike residue which irritates skin and eyes and is dangerous if inhaled
Class C extinguisher contains a dry chemical ( potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride)
(blank) used on electrical fires- nonconducting agent
(blank) can also be used on burning liquids for smothering actions
Class ABC extinguisher contains graphite- type chemical
(blank) multipurpose extinguisher- used for all types of fire
(blank) leaves residue damaging to skin and eyes
Discharging a extinguisher (blank)
Check for correct type (blank)
PASS P: pull the pin
(blank) A: aim the extinguisher at the near edge and bottom/ base of the fire
(blank) S: squeeze the handle to dischare the extinguisher
(blank) S: sweep the extinguisher from side to side
Created by: Mz.Peanut1214