CNA chapters 8-10
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CNA chapters 8-10
What are 8 accident risk factors?
Awareness of surroundings
Agitated and aggressive behaviors
Impaired smell and touch
What can not be used as a positive indentifier for a patient?
What are the 4 most common causes of burns?
Spilled hot liquids
Very hot water
Steps for checking bathwater temperature:
Turn on cold water, then hot water
Measure bath or shower temperature before patient gets in
Check for hot spots in bath water
What are the common causes of poisoning?
Carelessness, confusion, or poor vision when reading labels
Common causes of suffocation:
Inhaling gas or smoke
Entrapment in the hospital bed system
Another term for "choking"?
Foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO)
What condition can FBAO lead to?
Choking often occurs during eating due to:
A large, poorly chewed piece of meat
Laughing and talking while eating
Excessive alcohol intake
Choking can occur in the unconscious person due to:
Aspiration of vomitus
The tongue falling back into the airway
All equipment is unsafe if:
Not used correctly
Not working properly
Before using equipment, you need to:
Inspect all equipment before use
Check glass and plastic items for cracks, chips, and sharp or rough edges
Follow the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
Warning signs of a faulty electrical system include:
Loss of power
Dimming or flickering of lights
Sizzling or buzzing sounds
Hadardous substance warning labels identify:
Physical and health hazards
What personal protective equipment to wear
How to use the substance safely
Storage and disposal information
What does every hazardous substance include?
Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
Check the MSDS before:
Using a hazardous substance
Cleaning up a leak or spill
Disposing of the substance
Major causes of a fire include:
Faulty electrical equitment and wiring
Over-loaded electrical circuits
What three things are needed for a fire?
A spark or flame
A material that will burn
Define RACE acronym used in a fire emergency:
is for rescue
is for alarm
is for confine
is for extinguish