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  1. SAFETY IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

  2. Objectives for Today: • Identify measures to promote safety in the health care setting. • Describe safety measures for using a wheelchair and stretcher • Demonstrate correct body mechanics while performing procedures in the laboratory setting • Demonstrate patient positioning and transfers in the lab setting • Demonstrate use of the mechanical lift

  3. ACTIVITY: • Each row will receive a card with a category • List five ways to promote safety for your category. • You have two minutes, and then we will discuss!

  4. What is it called when an accident occurs in the health care setting?

  5. an incident Don’t forget to complete the incident report form!

  6. Patients at Risk for Incidents • Patients with Impaired mobility • Patients taking certain medications • Disoriented patients • Patients with impaired vision or hearing

  7. ERGONOMICS Adapting the environment and using techniques and equipment to prevent injury to the body

  8. Ergonomic Techniques • use correct body mechanics • raise beds to a comfortable working height • use mechanical lifts • use gait belts

  9. Considerations • Can my patient get up? If so, what are his/her limitations? • Do I need any special equipment to assist me? • Do I need any assistance from my coworkers?

  10. Beginning/Ending Procedures Certain actions that must be performed before/after patient care

  11. CAUTION: • tubing • patient’s condition • paralysis • paresis • equipment

  12. Vocabulary ambulate: to walk gait: the way in which a person walks prosthesis: artificial limb assistive devices: equipment used to help people become more effective in their physical activity examples: crutches, walker, cane

  13. Vocabulary cont. • supportive devices: used to maintain proper body alignment and position • pillows, folded sheets, splints, footboards

  14. How often should health care workers “turn” bedridden patients? • Why are patients turned? • Name some of the positions that patients may be placed in.

  15. Patient Positions

  16. Patient Positions

  17. Patient Positions

  18. Patient Positions

  19. Patient Positions

  20. Wheelchair/Stretcher Safety • be sure that brakes are locked when not moving • back into doorways and elevators • carefully approach corners • instruct patient to keep extremities inside of wheelchair/stretcher • make sure that linen is not in way of wheels

  21. Prevent Pressure Ulcers! If a patient is going to be sitting in wheelchair for an extended period of time, instruct him/her to shift their weight every 15 minutes

  22. Remember . . . Safety is everyone’s responsibility!

  23. Next . . . • LAB – remainder of class • Please refer to your rubrics and assignment sheet that you received from your folder today Friday: Review questions, lab Monday: Game Show Test Review Tuesday: Test Wednesday: Begin Infection Control Unit

  24. TICKET OUT THE DOOR . . . 1. Document the check-off sheets that you completed today. 2. Document one interesting thing you learned today in healthcare science. date/time/entry/signature • Don’t forget to submit your safety worksheet tomorrow. • If you plan to join HOSA, get your dues/membership in to appropriate person