Safety Obj. 3-5
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Safety Obj. 3-5
Safety Obj. 3-5
1. Stands for __
2. Their mission is to____.
3. They protect ____.
4. They regulate ______.
5. An example _____.
1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
2. Ensure safe work environments for health care workers
3. Health care worker's safety
4. Violation Fines
5. Needleless system
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2. Under the Department of Health and Human Services
3. Protects public health by providing knowledge to enhance health decisions.
4. Focuses on developing and applying disease prevention,
1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
2. Part of CDC.
3. Created to conduct research on how to prevent work related injuries and illnesses.
Developed by CDC to help prevent injuries caused by excessive physical work related stressors.
examples: carpal tunnel syndrome
Work Related Stressors
1. Repetitive Tasks
2. Forceful Movement
3. Awkward Movement
2. Legal Implications
1. Ensure Safety of Patient and Others
2. Restraints should be used as a Last Resort and interferes with clients freedom.
3. MUST be considered first
How to Select the proper Restraint
1. Least Restrictive
2. Does not interfere with treatment
3. Readily changeable
4. safe for the client
Type of Restraints
3. The elbow.
4. Crib net
5. Restrictive Chairs.
6. Side Rails.
Legal Implications for Restraints
1. Know the agencies Policy
2. Must have Doctors order (within 24 hours if emergency)
3. Principle of Least restriction - Only Restrain Client for needed purpose
4. Cannot Delegate responsiblity to family memeber
5. Reevaluate need for the restraint
1. Assure Patient that the restraint is temporary and protective
2. Make sure to apply restraint so the patient can move as freely as possible.
3. Make sure blood circulation is not cut off.
4. Assess and check every 30 minutes
5. Release and provide ROM (range of motion) exercise/assess to the area every 2 hours.
6. Do not leave alone if restraint is temporarily removed
7 . if cyanosis, Pallor, coldness, tingling sensation, pain or numbness.. immediately lossen the restraint and exercise the area.
8. provide emotional support
9. immediately report any changes to RN
Alternative to Restraints
1. Keep bed in lowest position
2. lock bed wheels.
3. Care/ Meet patients needs promptly.
4. use side rail cushions.
5. Know when patients are at risk
6. observe patients walk.
7. Report mental changes.
8. maintain safe environment
9. Use security Devices
DOCUMENT AND CHART EVERY STEP YOU MAKE!
1. consent from patient/guardian
2. Specify behavior as necessary
3. Type of Restraint
4. Time restraint was applied/removed
5. Frequency of care (Assessment/ ROM exercises)
6. Explanation/ Teaching to patient and family
7. Notification to physican (only during emergency)
Unnecessary use of restraints is abuse
Physical/ Chemical Restraints
4. New Research on Restraints?
1. Any type of restraint that is applied to the body
3. Consider ALL alternative before using restraints
4. Restraints can actually cause more harm to the patient.
ex. increases the risk of falling.