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insufficient intake of oxygen

Asphyxiation

2

deliberate spread of pathogenic organisms into a community

Bioterrorism

3

a poisonous gas resulting from the inefficient and incomplete combustion of organic fuels

Carbon Monoxide

4

medications such as anxiolytics & sedatives used to manage a patient's behavior & are not a standard treatment for a patient's condition

Chemical Restraints

5

result of exposure to extreme heat that changes body electrolyte balance & raises the core body temperature

Heat Exhaustion

6

result of exposure to severe cold for prolonged periods of time

Hypothermia

7

process by which resistance to an infectious disease is produced or increased

Immunization

8

documenting a deviation from the standard of care such as when a patient or visitor falls or an error is made

Incident or Occurrence Reporting

9

adverse events that should never occur in a health care setting

Never Events

10

PASS

Fire Extinguisher Use: (1) Pull the pin (2) Aim low (3) Squeeze the lever slowly & evenly (4) Sweep from side to side

11

microorganism capable of producing disease

Pathogen

12

a facility meeting the staffing & equipment standards and recognized to be able to give info about poisoning or treatment to patients suffering from poisoning

Poison Control Center

13

RACE

Fire: (1) Rescue any patient in immediate danger (2) Activate alarm (3) Confine the fire (4) Extinguish the fire

14

RADAR

Abuse: (1) Routine Screening (2) Ask Direct Questions (3) Documentation (4) Assess Client Safety (5) Review Client Options & Referrals

15

humans being subjected to an ionizing radiation either by irradiation or contamination

Radiation Exposure

16

any manual method, physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that immobilized or reduces the ability of a patient to include devices such as orthopedically prescribed devices, protective helmets or methods that involve physically holding a patient to conduct an examination or test, protecting a a patient from falling out of bed or permitting a patient to participate in activities without the risk of physical harm

Restraints

17

devices that send out alarm tones when a patient tries to ambulate...can be a knee band, infrared affixed to a headboard or bed frame, pressure sensitive strips placed below patient's buttocks

Safety Monitoring Device

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an unexpected occurence involving death or serious physical injury or the risk of death or injury

Sentinel Event

19

adverse events (including "never events") that occur in hospitals & that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public & healthcare providers

Serious Reportable Events

20

Factors that Affect a Patient's Ability to Protect Themselves from Injury

developmental stage, lifestyle, mobility, sensory-perception alterations, cognitive awareness, emotional state, ability to communicate, safety awareness, environment

21

Environmental Hazards that Pose a Rise to Patient Safety

disasters (natural or man-made), pathogen transmission, pollution, bioterrorism

22

Factors that Create a Culture of Safety

acknowledging risk, pursuing safety, foster a blame-free environment, commit resources

23

Nursing Diagnoses Associated with Risks to Safety

Risk for Falls, Impaired Home Maintenance, Risk for Injury, Deficient Knowledge, Risk for Poisoning, Risk for Suffocation, Risk for Trauma

24

Interventions to Prevent Falls

use a gait belt, rubber-soled shoes/slippers, use of call light, bed in low position, bed alarm, night light, frequent rounding, keep over-bed table near

25

Documentation for Restraints

patients behavior, interventions implemented to avoid restraints, time PCP was notified, type of restraint, patient's response, restraint flow sheet, patient/family education