CNA chapters 8-10

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CNA chapters 8-10
2012-02-01 19:46:43

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  1. What are 8 accident risk factors?
    • Age
    • Awareness of surroundings
    • Agitated and aggressive behaviors
    • Impaired visim
    • Impaired hearing
    • Impaired smell and touch
    • Impaired mobility
    • Drugs
  2. What can not be used as a positive indentifier for a patient?
    • Room number
    • Bed number
  3. What are the 4 most common causes of burns?
    • Smoking
    • Spilled hot liquids
    • Very hot water
    • Electrical devices
  4. 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
  5. What are the common causes of poisoning?
    • Drugs
    • Household products
    • Carelessness, confusion, or poor vision when reading labels
  6. Common causes of suffocation:
    • Choking
    • Drowning
    • Inhaling gas or smoke
    • Strangulation
    • Electrical shock
    • Entrapment in the hospital bed system
  7. Another term for "choking"?
    Foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO)
  8. What condition can FBAO lead to?
    Cardiac arrest
  9. Choking often occurs during eating due to:
    • A large, poorly chewed piece of meat
    • Laughing and talking while eating
    • Excessive alcohol intake
  10. Choking can occur in the unconscious person due to:
    • Aspiration of vomitus
    • The tongue falling back into the airway
  11. All equipment is unsafe if:
    • Broken
    • Not used correctly
    • Not working properly
  12. 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
  13. Warning signs of a faulty electrical system include:
    • Shocks
    • Loss of power
    • Dimming or flickering of lights
    • Sparks
    • Sizzling or buzzing sounds
    • Burning odor
    • Loose plugs
  14. Hadardous substance warning labels identify:
    • Physical and health hazards
    • Precaution measures
    • What personal protective equipment to wear
    • How to use the substance safely
    • Storage and disposal information
  15. What does every hazardous substance include?
    Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
  16. Check the MSDS before:
    • Using a hazardous substance
    • Cleaning up a leak or spill
    • Disposing of the substance
  17. Major causes of a fire include:
    • Faulty electrical equitment and wiring
    • Over-loaded electrical circuits
    • Smoking
  18. What three things are needed for a fire?
    • A spark or flame
    • A material that will burn
    • Oxygen
  19. Define RACE acronym used in a fire emergency:
    • R is for rescue
    • A is for alarm
    • C is for confine
    • E is for extinguish