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Chapter-08 Safety Measures

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_9
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Safety measure, fire extinguisher, radiation safety, electrical safety, patient fall, restraint, medical treatment

Abstract

This chapter is written with the aim of safety measures. Primary actions in event of fire, types of fire extinguishers, steps in using fire extinguisher, radiation safety, electrical safety, prevention of patient falls, and restraints are discussed in the table format. Steps in using the fire extinguisher are pulling the pin, aim at base of fire, squeeze the handle, and sweep the fire from side to side. Restraints should be last option to be used with patients after trying out with other alternative methods. Restraints should be used to prevent patients from harming self or others, or interfere in medical treatment.

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